I find that this generation of teens and young adults drink and drive less than generations before them. It has been ingrained their entire lives that it's something that just isn't done, that it's illegal and often fatal.<quoted text>
Using that logic, then, a 35 year old is more mature, has more life experiences, is more educated and is more capable of understanding the consequences and long term ramifications of drinking, so logically, we should raise the legal drinking age to 35. While we are at it, why not raise the age of consent, the age to vote, the age to be legally considered an adult and the age to be able to obtain a license to drive or wed or practice law to 35. Makes sense to me. After all, you cannot be President before that age.
Now for older generations, they still remember the days when drinking and driving was no big deal and many continue to do so.
Many a mornings I've woken up and seen my eldest son's friends cars lined up in my driveway because they all went out to the pub or club the night before and knew they'd drink so they left the cars behind to be picked up the next day.