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Alcohol Related Fatalities: Is the 21 Drinking Age the Real Issue?

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Impacts of raising the drinking age is obscured by conflicting statistics and divided opinions among the experts as to the effectiveness of the new laws and their enforcement. Due to budgetary and personnel constraints, ABC agencies are using selective enforcement techniques designed for the maximum public exposure and deterrent effect. Beyond the age component, the issue at hand is not solely drinking, but the dangerous combinantion of drinking paired with driving.


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