4/13/2005

Drinking Thinking

Some lawmakers in Vermont are proposing lowering the state's drinking age back to 18 years old.

One of the arguments is an old one "Old enough to vote, old enough to be a soldier -- but not old enough to go up to a bar and order a draft?"

That one probably isn't going to convince anyone to change the law

But another suggests that the higher drinking age has actually led to increases in binge drinking by 18-21 year olds and has led to more problems.

Can you find statistical evidence of that? It seems that sometimes the way to improve a situation is directly opposite to the way that seems most right.

2 comments:

traci said...

i don't buy it... see

http://www.thecommunityguide.org/mvoi/mvoi-table-alc-legal-age.pdf

Kirk said...

I think the vermont lawmakers and the supporters of rolling the drinking age back should view those statistics too.