Saying you should drive without safety systems because it will make you feel more vulnerable and therefor force you to reduce the risks you take is complete and utter sullbhit!
I regularly observe this on mountain bike races. Here you have no safety systems apart from the helmet that you are forced to wear. What I regularly see is that younger male riders will often ride at high speed on challenging bits of track, especially single track and downhill segments. Older men and most female riders on the other hand will negotiate these sections at much lower speeds and often get off their bikes and push it.
What this observation illustrates is that when you take safety systems out of the picture some people will still take risks based on what they are comfortable with.
In other words there is no valid reason to deprive yourself of any form or protection.