I am reminded of the differences between cultures. In the USA we have high safety standards for one real reason. WE CAN AFFORD THEM. Poor nations cannot. They are lucky to have a car at all, rather than riding in the back of a pickup.
In the 90’s before the first grandchild was born, we had a family reunion in our house in Mexico City. I had to make 8 trips to the airport to pick up and send off family members, since everyone came and went at different times. It was only an hour to the airport so I could.
Some years later, after our new house in the mountains was livable, one daughter suggested a family reunion in that house.
It was most of a day round trip to the airport. So, talking to the oldest daughter, I told her we needed absolute coordination so everyone came and went on the same flight.
I told her the safest way to get everyone back and forth was to sit them in my 2002 Sienna with the two babies on laps. I knew the other choices if the kids had their car seats. It would mean at least two adult men would be stuck on a tiring and much more dangerous trip by various taxis and third rate buses.
My car was a US standards car with good tires and brakes and I was an experienced driver in Mexico.
She said rather haughtily, “My babies are going to have their safety seats.”
I immediately said, “No one is coming to my house.”
She said, “You made that decision all by yourself?”
I said, “Yes.” And that was the end of that. She apparently thought her opinions were the only ones which counted. Even though she knew little or nothing about life in Mexico. And, she was willing to put the husbands into great discomfort and risk to make her babies only modestly more safe.
Though safety was the big issue, I also knew she was going to be whining I needed to make a long trip to the nearest big city to get the Chocolate Frosted Sugar Bombs her kids were used to eating, or something similar. All around not a desirable plan.
There is another viewpoint as well. We work hard to keep our kids from any possible injury, in some schools they can’t even play tag or similar games.
Then they take guns and try to kill each other.
Daughters protected by daddy to the maximum degree mess up their lives with marital problems.