supposedly 50-60% of Polish 12-14 year olds get drunk on a regular basis.
So going on those statistics, raising the legal age will only make things worse i.e. more illegal drinkers.
It's good that they look at the United States and it's success with drunk driving (21 y/o drinking age and stiffer DUI laws)
I agree with this completely.
i fear that kids will look for other ways to "party". Poland doesn't have a serious drug problem like the US many kids (especially in smaller cities and towns) didn't even try Marihuana.
Yes, I agree again, the drug of choice is alcohol here.
Poland very much reminds me of life in Ireland growing up in this respect.
And what made most young Irish people afraid of drink driving was a very graphic and heart wrenching national campaign on the T.V.
There were horrific advertisements showing the full details of what happens when you hurtle a ton of metal, plastic and rubber down the road impaired.