underage drinking

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underage drinking

The consumption of alcohol under a legally specified age, usually before one's 21st birthday.
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11 Thomas Radecki, "How to Best Enforce the Legal Drinking Age," Operation Straight ID Symposium, panel discussion, Hillside, Illinois, May 30-31, 1995.
Raising the minimum legal drinking age has had an impact on lives beyond college campuses: Laws making it illegal for someone under age 21 to purchase or possess alcohol have led to an 11 percent drop in alcohol-related traffic deaths among youth.
NBWA said that the Nielsen report showed the very large percentage of adults of legal drinking age viewing the games, and also reported that the median age of those watching the tournament was 46.
The minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) law is the most well-studied alcohol control policy.
The Auckland Hospital emergency department study reported a 50 per cent increase in the numbers of 18 and 19-yearolds being treated for the effects of excess alcohol consumption in the first year after the country's legal drinking age was reduced in December 1999.
The researchers concluded that the campuses that were most likely to see a decline in binge drinking from a lowered legal drinking age were those that had the poorest enforcement of underage drinking laws - being surrounded, for instance, by bars that do not check identification - and a significant level of student misperception of 'normal' drinking.
Responsibility is a longstanding tradition shared by brewers, wholesalers and retailers, and our legal drinking age consumers," said Beer Institute President, Jeff Becker.
Rather than displaying a driver's picture and information horizontally as is customary, drivers under legal drinking age would have their driver's license picture and information displayed vertically.
The Liberal Democrat leader initially denied knowing his culture spokesman Don Foster had called for the legal drinking age to be lowered to 16.
He can drive to or from school, work, an alcohol-treatment program and a DUI youthful-offender program since Cassel is under the legal drinking age, Stolpe said.
Rather than displaying a driver's picture and information horizontally as is customary, drivers who are under the legal drinking age would have their driver's license picture and information displayed vertically.
The review follows a call from the New Zealand Medical Association for the legal drinking age to return to 20.