To answer the topic, in relation to whether safety systems are safe, I remember when airbags first came out there was discussion that they were dangerous as they have exploding forces when they deploy. There was arguments that the deployment may cause more injury than not having airbags. There was also discussion of why are they needed if one wear a seat belt (in relation to this, there was also talk of US fitted airbags set to deploy at lower speeds due to some states not mandating seatbelt wearing - @PhilT, might know if this is still the case).
If one looks in Australia there are reports from 2009 that ‘Airbags and other improvements to car safety have saved at least 2700 lives and the Australian economy nearly $20 billion since the early 1990s.’. I expect that this figure now would be more than double this and it shows the benefits of safety systems.
While some safety feature are a ‘pain’ and ‘annoying’, they do serve a purpose by protecting lives and reducing severity of injury than would otherwise have been the case.
I am sure that there are examples of safety devices causing injury through their use or poor quality (Takata airbags is one), but, I would be very surprised if any road safety expert suggest that a removal or turning off of a safety feature poses more risks than leaving it on. Even potentially defective Takata airbags possibly are safer to have in an accident, than one not at all as not all Takata airbags are defective (it is just hard knowing which ones are or aren’t defective).