a few yrs ago my wife was hit by a drunk driver and it was bad. the car folded up. airbags and all the other goodies. she walked away with just some sore muscles. thank god. i was in a bike wreck in 05. going 30 i had a old woman make a left in front of me boom and there she was. now im crippled up and in constant pain.i still ride my rigid frame harley.and i still build and drive my old cars with solid steering shafts.just the very nature of what we do to our cars make them dangerous.fast and lite.is a scary thing but fun as hell!i think some things just make sense but im not going to build my cars to protect me in all circumstances.like i said before we drive around with a firebomb on board.thats more scary than a solid shaft steering.life is a gamble at best,just got to keep your eyes open for what can come at you.ever wonder why cars are so high today. its not all union wages.its mostly government mandates. like collapsable steering to third brake lites and all in between .i wont have to worry about whats the safest car to drive because i wont be able to afford one with everything they want a car to do.