rustyironmongerFeatured By OwnerFeb 17, 2013Hobbyist General Artist
In Utah, the drinking age was 25 at one point IIRC. That is even more fucked up than mandating that alcohol be restricted to 21 and over. There should be no drinking age, no one should be branded criminal for putting something into their own body. No smoking age and no drug laws either.
It's that age probably to try to prevent young drunk drivers.
Whether it has been effective or not, I'm not sure. If it hasn't been effective, I say lower it to 18. I think people are more attracted to things if they're not allowed to have it, at least in some situations I've observed.
To quote a friend of mine, "The drinking age should be lowered to 18 and the driving age should be raised to 21."
I sort of agree with that theory. A lot of teens get into car accidents, and drink alcohol. It's nearly impossible to keep alcohol completely away from teens. But if a teen drives without a license, they can get caught and get fined. The stakes are a bit higher in that way. Just an idea.
Twenty-one is fucking bullshit. I can't believe you live in a country that lets you buy guns, join the army, go to college, get married, move out, all that jazz -- but won't let you drink oh lawdy no until you're 21. I live in a province where the drinking age is 18. It just makes sense. Not to mention, by the time people turn 21 here I find the novelty of drinking can wear off considerably whereas it's just beginning for American young adults (not to suggest ya'll don't drink before you turn 21, that would be incredibly naive).
Here, there is a 0% alcohol tolerance for young drivers I believe. That makes sense.