Changing drinking age limit pointless

The possibility of alcohol-related public nuisance and fights happening does not depend on age group.
The possibility of alcohol-related public nuisance and fights happening does not depend on age group.PHOTO: ST FILE

I disagree with Wee Yan Loong (Raise drinking age to 21, March 4).

The ages of 18 to 21 is a ripe time for youth to go out and enjoy themselves. After 21, most people will be working or studying in university, and will no longer have a lot of time to go out drinking.

The possibility of alcohol-related public nuisance and fights happening does not depend on age group but, rather, on an individual's level of aggression.

Shannen Lee, 19

Year 3 Polytechnic student

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 18, 2019, with the headline 'Changing drinking age limit pointless'. Print Edition | Subscribe