got to talking about this in an unrelated thread posted in the Community forum, so I thought I'd post it in here... I'm thinking that, in the US, the drinking age should be lowered to 18 and the driving age should be raised to 18. I can't name anyone who didn't start drinking before the age of 21 (well, maybe one or two, but they don't drink at all), and as anyone who's lived in the US can tell you, it's no real problem to get alcohol before you're of legal age. but the driving age, well...I think that a 16 year-old just doesn't have the maturity to handle driving a car; the motor skills, yes, but the maturity, no. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in the 15-20yr. old age group, and I know that I drove wrecklessly when I was that age, and so did pretty much all of my friends. You have to believe that there's a cause and effect relationship in there somewhere. any thoughts?