Dating age limits older
In 2009, the NHTSA found that the percentage of weekend nighttime drivers with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher declined from 5.4% in 1986 (two years after the MLDA was raised to 21) to 2.2% in 2007.US teenagers also show equal or lower rates of intoxication/binge drinking than do adolescents from most European countries, and most European countries report higher rates of intoxication and binge drinking for youth under 13.All 50 US states have set their minimum drinking age to 21 although exceptions do exist on a state-by-state basis for consumption at home, under adult supervision, for medical necessity, and other reasons.
In this era of national security concerns, including terrorism, illegal immigration, and other threats, it would be better to have fewer fake IDs in circulation and more respect for the law.Studies indicate that when the drinking age is 21, those younger than 21 drink less and continue to drink less through their early 20s, and that youth who do not drink until they are 21 tend to drink less as adults. 22, 1978 that MLDA 21 is "reasonably related to a state objective of reducing highway crashes," and that MLDA 21 withstands a constitutional challenge on three key legal issues: (1) drinking alcohol is not a "fundamental" right guaranteed by the Constitution, (2) age is not inherently a "suspect" criteria for discrimination (in contrast to race or ethnicity, for example) and (3) using the drinking age to prevent highway crashes has a "rational basis" in available scientific evidence.Youth may choose not to drink, or to drink less often, because of decreased social acceptability or increased risks from parental or legal authorities.Every year, we bet on the financial support of our users. Together we’ll compete against the millions of dollars being poured into the spread of misinformation. It helps us compete against the millions of dollars being poured into misinformation campaigns about critical issues.Every year, we bet on the financial support of our users. Your tax-deductible contribution helps us to thoroughly research the pro and con facts and perspectives about topics you care about. Thank you for your donation today and HAPPY HOLIDAYS!
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