Safety is definitely not priority one in Mexico. Whilst in Cabo last year, I was amazed at the amount of people driving down the highway while holding their babies and toddlers in their laps.
It ain't just Mexico. The landscaper trucks here will have the Latino workers (driven by Latinos usually) sit on the lawnmowers in the back of the truck or trailer as they cruise down the road.
“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it." ~Frederic Bastiat