College Presidents Support Lowering Drinking Age To 18

August 19, 2008

College presidents from across the U.S. have come together to push for a change to the current drinking laws.  They believe that by lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, they they will be able to reduce binge drinking on campus....Washington (ChattahBox) – College presidents from across the U.S. have come together to push for a change to the current drinking laws. They believe that by lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18, they they will be able to reduce binge drinking on campus.

The leaders from over 100 colleges and universities across the U.S. have come together and are pushing to have legislators change the current drinking law.

According to the group, many feel that the current drinking law, which stated that you have to be 21 to drink, does not actually stop younger people.

Instead, it actually has led to an increase in binge drinking among younger people.

They state that the older drinking age causes younger students to take part in binge drinking before they go out for the night to clubs or something of that nature.

The feeling is that by lowering the drinking age to 18, this can be cut back, allowing for more casual drinking, and less binge drinking.

The fear though is that this could turn into a slippery slope, as many have made it clear that even kids under 18 in high school take part in binge drinking.

Opposition to this push is being led by MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), as they feel it would lead to more fatal car crashes.


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