In the United States there are many activities you can do at age 18, like join the military, vote, be a stripper, porn star, adopt a child, but there is one thing you can’t do. You have to wait until the age of 21 to drink alcohol. There are worst things you can do at age 18 than drink at that age. America should lower the drinking age to 18 at least.
If the drinking age were lowered, the number of alcohol related accidents and crimes committed by teens would drop. The number one reason why teens drink is to rebel by breaking the law. Over an unbelievable number of seniors drink over the weekend, and half of them get arrested. Teenagers aren’t used to drink alcohol so they pass over the limit, because they don’t know what do and end up doing stupid thing like drinking and driving. Teenagers aren’t used to drinking so they don’t know how to control it so that ends up serious damages to them like, over 5,000 teenagers from ages 16-20 die each year of drinking and driving and over 400,000 teens have seriously injuries each year related to car accidents. “People in other countries know how to control their alcohol consumption, because they are used to it at a younger age. Alcohol isn’t something new to them. They have grown up with it, and their parents have showed them regulation and examples of how to deal with alcohol. They don’t see the need to binge drink, so they’re less likely be drinking and driving, to prevent accidents” (Baum).