Do you want to see how far vehicle safety has come in the past twenty years? Euro NCAP has a video that captures it perfectly.
Euro NCAP is a European program that assesses the safety of new vehicles, and publishes safety ratings of those vehicles. In the video below, the Euro NCAP compares a 1997 Rover 100 to a 2017 Honda Jazz (sold as a fit in North America). Both are the same class of car – just a twenty year difference in technology. The differences in their safety integrity is staggering.