11/9/2017

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becky.iannotta@madd.org

“MADD supports the 21 minimum legal drinking age and opposes any attempts to change it. Countless studies have shown we would lose more people — many more each year on our roads as a result of lowering the drinking age from 21. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that more than 500 additional lives (people between the ages of 18 and 20) would be lost each year in the U.S. if the drinking age were lowered to 18. It would be irresponsible and quite frankly hard to understand why anyone would support, or even condone, an action that would bring about such horrific results as this. MADD’s mission is to eliminate drunk driving — the leading killer on our roads — and lowering the minimum drinking age would add to the terrible toll caused drinking and driving. We certainly do not consider an additional 500 lives lost on our highways to be acceptable under any circumstances.”

— Doug Scoles, MADD Regional Director