Thanks to a decade of statewide activism by child advocates including The Junior League of Gainesville, Florida became the forty-ninth state to enact laws requiring child safety restraints for children five years old and under when they are traveling in motor vehicles.

The legislation addresses findings by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showing the dramatic declines in fatality rates for children who are strapped into crash-tested devices. To read more, see this opinion piece by Becker Holland of The Junior League of Gainesville, which appeared in the Gainesville Sun.