Tell them about picking times to ride, like avoiding rush hour traffic, night time rides, which are more dangerous. And picking roads that are known for more accidents. If you plan a day accordingly, choose good times and stay away from bad roads, always always wear as much gear as possible..your chances of having an accident because of a motorist are lessened. Not fool proof, but better.
It's not about how much power you have, it's about how much you can actually use.