All Negative Possibilities, No Good Outcome
Proposition: Claim of policy. The minimum age for drinking alcohol should remain at the age of 21 in California.
“Hey, you want a drink?” “Oh come on, just one drink, it won't hurt you. It's fun.” “It's cool. Everybody does it.” (Ring ring ring) “Ma’am your daughter is in the hospital caused by an overdose of alcohol. Your daughter is in critical condition; please prepare yourself for the worst.” It started by one drink, but later it became many more. Millions of parents every year receive the same fatal phone call; in fact, according to the website of Drinking and Driving Data, every 30 minutes someone in the U.S dies in an alcohol-related crash. Drunk driving remains a serious national problem that tragically affects thousands of victims annually. Reducing the age for minorities to drink alcohol under 21 will increase motor-vehicle crashes, death, injury, homicides, suicides, taxation, and brain damage. With all these negative outcomes, it is crucial to enforce legal drinking alcohol age at 21 years old. We must not reduce the age limit.
The website of Youth Facts on Alcohol and Other Drugs announced, “ Drivers at the ages 21-24 had the highest intoxication rates at 27% for fatal crashes.” The more alcohol a person consumes, the more their ability to make crucial decision become impaired. With only one drink, a driver is 50% more likely to become involved in a car crash. Alcohol effect drivers to lose their ability to perform essential tasks to drive: braking, steering, changing lanes, and using judgment to adjust to changing road conditions. More than 300,000 people were injured in crashes where police reported that alcohol was present -- an average of one person injured approximately every two minutes (Driving and Drinking Data). With teenagers already being able to drive at the inexperience age of 16, these statistics will increase tremendously, caus...