Stricter driving regulations, plus an overall focus on alcohol appreciation early on, are the solutions here. Whether the drinking age is 18, 21, or 45, people are going to find ways to drink, and the only way to deter abuse, and all that comes with it, is to make sure people know what they are doing in the first place, and have the appropriate repercussions set up if they don't.
“So we are allowed to fight and die for our country, but have to wait three years to legally drink a beer?” is the rallying cry for underage boozing we've all heard. I know I used to say it myself with regularity. But unlike most of the batshit things I said/did in high school, looking back, I still kind of agree with myself.
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