To: President Donald Trump

Lower the Legal Drinking Age to 18

If you can vote at age of 18, buy tobacco products at the age of 18, and serve in the United States Military at the age of 18, then you should be able to purchase alcohol legally.

Why is this important?

The deaths due to drinking age aren't much lower due to the drinking age being higher, and if a kid wants to drink so bad, they are going to find a way to do it, no matter what age they are.
"The decrease in drunk driving fatalities as a percentage of total traffic fatalities in the United States does not correlate to the MLDA. Since 1982, two years prior to the Uniform Drinking Age Act establishing an MLDA of 21, a decline of drunk driving fatalities occurred across all age groups and demographic categories, and therefore cannot be reliably attributed to MLDA 21.
Traffic accidents and fatalities are most common among newly-legal drinkers, regardless of the MLDA. In 2009, the 21- to 24-year-old age group had the highest percentage of drivers in fatal crashes with blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) levels of .08 or higher – 35 percent. Any increase in traffic accidents or fatalities in 18- to 20-year-olds would be offset by a decrease for those 21 and older.
There are fewer drunk driving traffic accidents and fatalities in many countries with MLDA of 18. Although the United States increased the MLDA to 21 in 1984, its rate of traffic accidents and fatalities in the 1980s decreased less than that of European countries whose legal drinking ages are lower than 21." Reprinted with permission of information on the pros and cons of lowering
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