Hoke wrote:Which brilliant legislative and parental thinking led to the interesting situation where one county was at 19 years old, and the next county was at 18 years old, and (quite literally) hundreds of kids every night, with lots more on the weekends, driving up to the next county, getting bombed out of their minds, and then driving back home, with the usual litter of crashed vehicles and dead bodies scattered willy-nilly along the highways.
Just curious--in what state was this done on a county-by-county basis? I thought this was usually handled state-by-state. Still, the situation you describe did indeed occur at the Massachusetts/Connecticut border, when Massachusetts raised the drinking age from 18 to 19, but Connecticut still had it at 18.
Another question on this topic: what constitudes "abusive" and "pathological" drinking according to this report? I've seen some surveys and reports from neo-prohibitionist sources where if you had four beers at a weekend party, they'd class that as a "binge".