June 8, 2011
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I have never once been to a party, sporting event or other social event in Denmark where folks were drinking that those who were drinking either pre-arranged with their spouse WHICH ONE was the driver that night OR WHO ALL was sharing a cab home after the party.
This is something, I am sad to say, I NEVER witnessed in the US. (although I am sure it happens... I just never experienced it first hand)
I am not saying that 100% of Danes are always conscious about this, but I can say WITHOUT A DOUBT, that as a whole, our culture in Denmark is very PROACTIVE when it comes to drinking and driving. They just don't do it. PERIOD.
The legal drinking age in Denmark is 16. (The driving age is 18.)
And in my opinion, that is just too young.
I think the 21-age requirement in the US is a joke. So somewhere in between these 2 extremes is the right answer.... in my opinion.