Yes that is disturbing. 3/4's of all infants and toddlers are endangered because their parents and guardians did not employ their safety seats properly. No one intends to misuse these safety products. So what can be done?
The NHTSA has a website that will lead you to a child safety seat inspection station. Child safety seats are designed to
protect our most vulnerable passengers in the event of a crash. Take advantage of this at: http://www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm