CADD said it would meet the chief ministers of Haryana and Punjab for lowering the legal drinking age
to 21 and the chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Goa and the Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry to raise the drinking age
to 21 years from 18 years
The reduction in minimum drinking age
would bring Delhi at par with neighbouring Uttar Pradesh town, Noida, where the minimum age required to drink all kinds of alcoholic drinks is 21.
The Scottish Government have no plans to raise the drinking age
and a controversial SNP bid to ban booze sales to under 21s in problem areas was blocked in 2010 - but experts say a change in legislation would save lives.
In 1984, President Ronald Reagan signed into law a bill that withheld a portion of federal highway funds from states that did not have a minimum drinking age
In the early 1970s, 29 states lowered their legal drinking age
to 18, 19 or 20.
It wasn't just that lower minimum drinking ages
had a negative impact on people when they were young," said lead study author Andrew Plunk, PhD, of Washington University in St.
If early drinking is a true risk factor for alcoholism, we would see multiple adverse long-term consequences among people who lived under more permissive drinking age
laws as youth--and we did.
Miraculously, Americans began to say--if not believe--that a lower drinking age
might reduce teen troubles.
over collisions" involving out of-state drivers entering New York to escape higher drinking age
requirements in neighboring states.
The resolution urges Congress to create a waiver to the federal transportation funding penalty attached to the drinking age
so that interested states have the flexibility to explore alternatives.
Research subsequent to the Court's decision appears to confirm that raising the drinking age
to 21, and the 1984 federal law in particular, saved lives.
Mostly settled in the 1980s by legislation linking a portion of federal highway funds to the current universal minimum legal drinking age
of twenty-one, the issue has been placed back on the front burner by former Middlebury College president John M.
The call to consider reducing the legal drinking age
from 21 to 18 could spur some valuable discussion, but its passage alone would not solve the college student alcohol problem, according to Gerardo Gonzalez, dean of the School of Education at Indiana University, Bloomington.
Twenty-four years ago, all 50 states set their legal drinking age
at 21, partly because of a federal threat to cut highway funds by 10% to any state that didn't comply with the age limit.
college presidents to open debate on the minimum legal drinking age
of 21, raises concerns that are shared by many Americans: