The drinking age should be put back up to 21 The drinking age should and should not be put back up to 21. This is because drinking is a responsibility but there are also some other responsibilities that are even greater. A reason why the drinking age should not be put back up to 21 is that people that drink normally have a greater responsibility. An example of this is driving a car; by the age of 21 most people have their licence. This proves that people are responsible enough to drink before the age of 21 because what takes more responsibility, driving or drinking? Irresponsible drinking can cause bad decision making but irresponsible driving can cause serious injuries and even death. A reason why the drinking age should be put back up to 21 is that the amount of accidents is increasing. An example of this is drink driving, although the amount of drink driving is very high, the amount of sober drivers are increasing but if the drinking age was put back up to 21 then drink drivers would be more mature and begin to treasure their lives which would cause the amount of drink drivers to decrease. This proves that if the drinking age was put back up to 21 then the amount of casualties would decrease and the roads would be a lot more safer to drive on at nights. Another reason why the drinking age should not be put back up to 21 is that at the moment people don’t follow the law. An example of this is that at the moment the drinking age is 18 but young adults are still starting to drink at the age of 14+. This proves that even if the drinking age was brought back up to 21, the affect that if will cause would not be drastic because people will still be drinking at the age of 14. In conclusion, the drinking age should not be put back up to 21 because people who drink will know their responsibilities and therefore know if they should be drinking at a younger age.