One of New Zealand’s leading road safety experts backs proposals to raise the drinking age, as part of a package of measures aimed at easing the damage caused by alcohol.
Clive Matthew-Wilson, editor of the car buyer’s Dog & Lemon Guide, says:
“The rise in youth drinking is mainly the result of younger people having easier access to alcohol. The only real way to reverse youth drinking is to restrict youths’ access to alcohol. It’s that simple.”