Sit down, have a drink and enjoy the bus ride, if you're 18 years old. Then have another drink and dance when the bus is parked. Problem solved.
GET A CLUE, LOWER THE DRINKING AGE: The U.S. is coming up on the 30th anniversary of one of the most short-sighted, puritanical and destructive nanny-state rules in the nation's history: A minimum-21 drinking age. This prudish relic has caused untold problems; for limo operators, it amounts to the hassles of dealing with voting, draft-eligible, jury-serving adult college students under the age of 21 drinking on party buses.
A recent column in Time Magazine artfully spells out all the reasons why this nonsensical law deserves a deep-six. Other nations with such strict drinking laws include Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Indonesia, Qatar, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates -- not exactly beacons of liberty and fun.
As to passengers 17 and under, a blanket no-alcohol rule for any runs carrying minors whether adults/chaperones are present or not, should still stand. Three decades of hysterical political correctness about alcohol is enough. Limo operators should support efforts to repeal the age-21 law.
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