You know, some of us remember driving cars that didn't have airbags, antilock brakes, traction control, rear view cameras, auto felch, auto transmission, etc. Neither then nor now were those cars "too dangerous".
Actually those cars were absolutely "too dangerous." Back then, year in and year out about 50,000 people died every year in car accidents (about 50,000 Americans died in the Vietnam war). Since the near universal placement of airbags and anti-lock brakes and the use of sophisticated crumple zones in contemporary cars, that death toll has come down to around 33,000. That's huge.
Just because you were both careful and lucky and didn't get hurt in traffic accidents then doesn't mean that the car was less safe.