Both the past and future does not matter and so if you are living your life worrying about either of those two it is preposterous, it is a path of destruction that you have created. There is nothing more meaningless than to live life focused on a past that does not matter anymore and a future that isn’t even reality yet. Being mindful will not only allow you to end useless worrying but when you learn to be mindful in all you do you are less accident prone.
It is not good practice to state that a Buddhist driver is any safer than one who isn’t Buddhist but someone who is more mindful of what they are doing at the present moment instead of focusing on where they are going or what/where they just left will drive safer. We all understand concentration, the word mindful is the term used in Buddhism to mean concentration. So you can see that someone who is concentrating harder on present moment will naturally be safer when doing dangerous things, such as driving.
In recap, Buddhism can teach us to be mindful of all we do in the present moment; we can learn to never worry about the future and to let the past go. Doing this we have no room for worry and doubt. We can learn to see life and the world very different, in more of a neutral or passive way that will lessen our chances of dealing with sadness. We can learn to cure depression with natural remedies that are not harmful to our bodies.
And we can learn to never allow depression to be a part of our lives by not becoming attached to ideas about life of which we have no control over. And when it comes to pain we can learn to deal with it on a more natural and construct level. Using meditations and herbs and natural remedies we can control our pain and end it in our lives or block it from showing up at all by increasing our tolerance to pain. In part Buddhism has a large part in today’s world, maybe more so than it ever has in the past.
2500 years of people following this way of life cannot be wrong and from this discussion we can see that there is nothing more relevant in our lives today than the teachings of the Buddha. We should all look at our lives and be able to see that the teachings of the wise ones before us will always have a place in our lives. And remember what the Buddha taught about the teachings too, Let them be no more than a raft to get you to the other side, then leave the raft on the bank and walk on. Namaste!