However, in passing this act, they created a whole new way for young adults to injure themselves in binge drinking. Lowering the drinking age and making the penalty worse for getting a DUI would fix both problems of binge drinking and driving under the influence.
If our government would take the penalty for having the legal drinking age under twenty one, then it would be in Pennsylvania’s best interest to lower the drinking age to eighteen. Over eight million teens ages 12-20 have drunk alcohol without supervision from a trusted adult, thus increasing that person’s chance for injury or even death. Allowing 18-20 year olds to drink would make for more responsible drinkers in the present and the future. If a person is allowed to vote, drive, live on their own, and die for their country, why shouldn’t they be allowed to buy