Problems for Underaged Drinkers
The drinking age in America is causing problems for underaged drinkers. There’s over thousands people living in the United States that are being arrested for underage drinking every year. This isn’t fair at all for them. If an eighteen year old is at a party that has alcohol and the cops come, that guy/girl is arrested, even if they didn’t drink anything. This causes them to be thrown in jail and have that put on their permanent record. With that written down, it will be harder for them to find a job with a ‘criminal record’. Another problem with underage drinkers, is that they take more risks, thinking they’ll get caught. They’ll try to drive home on their own, not wanting to get busted by their parents or their guardians, or their just too impaired to call someone. When they drive home, their coordination is off cause of all the alcohol they consumed, and they’ll either risk killing themselves or others. Though, not every dies from a car accident.
(This woman was a victim of a drunk driving accident. In the bottom left hand corner is a picture of what she looked like before the accident. She is still trying to put her life back together today.)
Drinking at College
This is one of the more highly dangerous areas to drink for underaged drinkers. This is a big deal for kids that live on campus and a far away from home. Imagine a college dorm, full of underaged college students, getting dangerously drunk. A lot of people may not think that is all that dangerous and it’s just harmless fun. That it’s normal for young college kids to party like that. Well, those people are wrong. People have been passing out and choking on their own vomit in their unconscious state. In other words, they die. They could have blood alcohol poisoning, which can cause death if their alcohol level reaches 0.4-0.5. Now, if they do pass out, most people will not call an ambulance because they will get in trouble for possession of alcohol. So they would let one person die to save their own necks. What they don’t know is that they won’t actually get in trouble if they’re calling to save someone’s life.
Past Laws, State Laws and Country Laws
Before the 1980’s, the drinking age was actually eighteen. This law was perfectly fine back then, so why isn’t it now? Now technically, it’s up to the state to determine the drinking age, but if the...