When vehicle design did not involve government mandated safety devices (safety glass, seat belts, airbags, etc.), accidents were more lethal. Yes, innocent victims would die in accidents that would be survivable today, but so would the drunk/aggressive/irresponsible driver that caused them. They were thus removed from the driving population, making it paradoxically safer. To really make driving safer, the stakes must be raised. Remove all safety devices and install daggers and broken glass to all dashbards. I gaurantee a dramatic reduction in traffic accidents.