TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - September 4, 2008
The NJ21 Coalition comes in response to the Amethyst Initiative,
a movement calling on lawmakers to consider lowering the drinking
age to 18. The idea has received support from the presidents of
some of the nation's best-known universities.
Attorney General Anne Milgram says there's been a nearly 78
percent decrease in the number of people ages 18 to 20 who've been
killed in drunken driving accidents since the drinking age was
raised to 21 in the 1980s.
The coalition was organized by the Division of Highway Traffic
Safety, the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the
Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey.
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