‘1000-Lb. Sisters’: Amy Halterman Breaks The Law?

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1000-Lb. Sisters fans are not only convinced Amy Halterman has broken the law, they think she posted a photo proving she’s done so. What exactly did she do that fans think was illegal? Did she actually break the law? What photo did she post? Keep reading for all the details.

Why do fans think she broke the law?

Amy Halterman took to Instagram recently to post a photo of herself with her adorable son Gage in the backseat. Yesterday was Amy’s birthday and she was taking to Instagram to thank her fans for all the birthday wishes. While fans wanted to be happy for her, they all quickly zoomed in on the backseat. Fans took massive issue with Gage being in a rear-facing car seat. Was he old enough to be sitting in a car seat that way?

Many fans were pretty quick to urge Amy to turn her son around. Fans noted it just wasn’t safe or recommended for him to be in a front-facing car seat just yet. Some fans even pointed out it was illegal for him to be in a front-facing car seat and accused Amy of breaking the law. Was she doing something illegal per Kentucky law?

Amy Halterman with Glenn and Gage from Instagram

1000-Lb. Sisters: Did Amy Halterman break the law?

One fan penned in the comments of Amy Halterman’s post: “The best present would be to turn that baby’s car’s ear around so its rear facing. Its unsafe, and a law. Doesnt matter id he prefers forward facing!”

The post accumulated over 1,000 comments. Most of them were in agreement that she was risking Gage’s life by putting him in a front-facing car seat. Was she, however, actually breaking the law?

amy halterman - 1000 lb sisters
amy halterman – 1000 lb sisters

Per KetuckyStatePolice.org, the state law where Amy lives requires children to be in a rear-facing car seat up until the age of one. In response to the comment above, one fan also chimed in to point out that Amy wasn’t actually breaking the law with her decision to have him in that time of car seat. The individual, however, proceeded to agree that not breaking the law didn’t make it a safe choice.

According to the CDC, it is recommended to keep a child in a rear-facing car seat until the age of four. The CDC goes on to clarify it is important to check the weight and height limitations of the specific car seat the child is using as well. But, rear-facing car seats offer the most protection to a child up to the age of four.

At the age of five, the CDC recommends the child switches to a front-facing car seat for a year. Then, a child is recommended to be in a booster seat for a few more years. Topping it off, the CDC frowns on putting a child in the front seat of a vehicle until they are at least 12. While what is legal and illegal varies from one state to the next, what is considered safe by the CDC’s standards does not.


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Ultimately, fans hope Amy Halterman will read up on car seat safety.

Does it surprise you that fans were so quick to jump on Amy Halterman for the photo she posted on her profile? Despite the laws in the state of Kentucky, do you think Gage should still be in a rear-facing car seat? Let us know your thoughts on all of this in the comments down below. And, keep coming back to TvShowsAce for all your TLC news.

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