September 9, 2008

The 21 Drinking Age Has Saved Lives and Should Remain

An opinion piece by MADD National President Laura Dean-Mooney in U.S. News & World Report, “A Lower Age Would Be Unsafe,” explains the reasons behind and the successes of the 21 minimum legal drinking age.

“Mothers Against Drunk Driving is open to a discussion about solving the problems of underage and binge drinking. But the discussion must be based on facts, and, in this case, the facts are clear: 21 saves lives.”

MADD is opposed to the misguided call to lower the drinking age by college presidents who have signed on to the Amethyst Initiative. Leaders in the public health, science and medical communities support this position. Find out more about MADD’s response to calls to lower the drinking age.

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