The Darwin award, huh? I'm not sure the law of natural selection is working.
Tell the truth now - this is mostly addressed to us folks who are 59+. How safe were we when we were young? I have an old statement that I use consistently - "if I knew I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself"
The truth of the matter is that we were left alone when we were 11 - we were taking care of other kids when we were 12,
we went outside and found lots of things that hurt, stung, smashed, crashed and things that would have given our parent heart failure.
We had our own guns, we rode on bikes with NEVER a helmet, in the middle of the roads - we went to friends houses without permission - we just made sure we got back by a certain time. We jumped off bridges into the water to swim,
we raced our cars, or we were the flagmen for others racing (admit it now, we are the muscle car generation), our parents told us not to get into fights, but to defend ourselves - if we didn't, they'd kick our butts. Schoolteachers hit us, and then when we got home, so did our parents. (you never complained about a teacher back then). We skipped school, climbed trees that were huge, used sand and gravel pits to make jumps for our bikes, plus shabby boards and what have you, and fashioned stuff that could have easily killed us.
Darwinism? I'm not sure it really works, cause - here we are, and most of us have procreated, and thats the kids who are driving down the street with an adult helmet (have we EVER used a helmet?)