Truth is, I’ve driven old cars since 1943, there were no modern cars then, I never saw any problem, less accidents and death than now…
We in those cars were not on the phone, we weren’t texting while driving, drugs were all but unknown and we had a lot more common sense than we see now. I drove a souped up Model A thru’ HS and college, then my military service flying L-19’s in Germany at the height of the cold war, then home. Next came a like new ‘53 Ford convert’, got married in a '49 Studebaker, restored a '35 Ford in '73 and drove that to the top of Pike’s Peak and much more, we used that car full time for 6 years. In '98 I bought a '50 Ford, restored that, we drove that full time for 5 years. My personal vehicle now is a '68 Ford pickup, like new, it does have seat belts.
I’ve got 1.6 million miles under my belt thus far, am 84, have never so much as scratched a fender let alone an accident, did get a ticket out in ND once when speed limit was 55 everywhere (1970’s) but that’s about it.
Don’t ever get the idea that you are ‘safe’ in a modern car, ‘safe’ is all up to you, your habits and talents. I’m a professional driver, to me a car is a car, just a means to travel to different points, done in a sane manner and with craftiness. You do that and the car means little or nothing.
These ‘threads’ always get led off base, that’s human nature.