Staying safe is really a matter of belief. When I did dangerous things as a child, which I thought were safe, my parents set me straight. Later when I went bungee jumping, which I thought was safe, my friends set me straight. When I rode a motorcycle, which I thought was safe, my wife set me straight. Why is it always someone else that recognizes what we are doing is unsafe?
It boils down to our belief system. As a child when I saw people do dangerous things and walked away unhurt they were lauded as risk takers or brave. When someone did something dangerous and got hurt, they were stupid. Since the dangerous stuff, I want to do is my idea I don’t think I am dumb instead I think I will be lauded for my adventurous spirit or adventurous. Never stupid.
You may recognize this as denial, and you are right; however, each time I do something and don’t get hurt or damage something I reinforce my own belief system that it can’t happen to me.
Unfortunately, many other people think the same way I do and that is why you can’t just tell us to be safe because it won’t happen to us.