It is difficult to stay current with the minor in laws of possession. All the states have laws of their own and people find it difficult remember each and every detail. You can easily understand some guidelines and the common points in the law.
In the year 1984 National Minimum Drinking Age Act was included in the law and it includes the provisions that prohibit the purchase and possession of alcohol publicly. As a result a standard was made regarding the national age at which minors could purchase alcohol. It is very much amazing when you hear that there are still five states in which the sale of alcohol to some minor is not prohibited. Columbia District is amongst these states. In this state the alcohol’s possession by some minor is also not restricted.
It is a strong belief of the National Transportation Safety Board that in all the states some comprehensive “purchase of alcohol law” should be created and enforced in order to confine the purchase, possession, attempt to purchase and the consumption of the alcohol by some minor and the minors should also be prohibited for purchasing alcohol.
It has been shown by some documented statistics that between the ages 15-20, the major reason of deaths are the accidents of the motor vehicles. In 2005 there were about 7460 deaths, in the car accidents, that were related to the alcohol.
Some of the states are there in which the consumption of alcohol by the youth has been banned. In the licensed establishment it is not permitted to a youth to consume alcohol. Hence they might use some other private or public location for the sake of consuming alcohol. Some states are there in which this kind of activity is allowed and these are New York, New Jersey and the Rhode Island.
In most of the states just those people are considered to be liable for punishment that supply or sell alcohol but it will work only when the people who consume and purchase alcohol will also be equally punished. If the entire responsibility is misplaced then the underage people receive an unfair and a strange view as the get the impression that they can obstruct the enforcement.
Despite of the fact that the alcohol consumption and accidents are raising continuously, The Columbia District as well as the other states are encouraged strongly by the NTSB for enforcing some comprehensive law to restrict the purchase and possession of alcohol by some minor.