I have had a femur destroyed by a car driver. Of course this is not considered an act of violence -- simply that I (as a pedestrian or cyclist) got in the way of a car. I was in the "right" -- the driver received a charge of "careless driving". Nearly killed me and I still use a cane after three years.
I don't operate a motor vehicle; I don't even have a driving license.
My take on this? Cars *must* be completely automated. I do not trust drivers. My other "attitudes" to the car society? Inner-city speed limits set to STRICTLY 30 to 40 kilometers/hour.
No seatbelts or airbags allowed as "safety devices" -- these certainly do not help with cars killing pedestrians and allow the car operators to be mre reckless.
On car-only highways, I would certainly allow unlimited speeds -- I don't even care about "drinking and driving" on those highways.
In cities and shared paths? I really want automated cars.