@bhtooefr In fact, they won't even consider safety; all they'll consider is the safety-related things that are being measured. Sometimes this ends up accidentally correlating with safety, as with seatbelts, but sometimes the results are mixed or negative, as they were initially with "passive restraint systems" and IIRC ABS as well.
@bhtooefr Trouble is, you can always claim "nobody could have predicted" despite all the people who actually did predict, because there are always plenty of people you can point to who support the move. So it's a win/win for them and they will never be held to account no matter how many people die because of their decision.
And don't even get me started on the FDA's messed up incentives.