Why? Maybe the mako has inertial dampeners like the Kodiak, at most they feel gravity pull in another direction but they wouldn't get whiplash. Besides, look at his driving record. Didn't drive into lava ponds on therum or off cliffs in a snow storm on norevia. If anything, his driving is the reason they'll still alive.
Don't see how security features account for lava ponds or steep cliffs. What about being shot by the geth on Feros or Ilos? Shepard is also pretty good at driving the Hammerhead and those skycars when he forced down an armed skycar driven by a specter in a taxi, in oncoming traffic on Illium
I was thinking more about internal cushioning of some sort, but even that wouldn't do much about Shepard's driving. I mean, he was still able to flip the Mako over. As for the Hammerhead, an angry stare or a sneeze would be enough to blow it up.
Running the geth over worked for a while... until one of the little bastards thought it would be funny to get stuck underneath it. Thus making it VERY difficult to drive... I cannot even remember how many times that happened and I ended up driving into a lava pit on Therum... ¬_¬
Why I have yet to see a more accurate depiction of Shepard's driving. Everyone knows that he/she drives like a maniac. It truly terrifies me to think just what kind of speeding tickets she gets back on Earth...
LOL That's what I did. It's too friggin hard to hit such small targets with your gun while you're driving at high speeds. My only problem was once when I backed up over a squad of Geth and accidentally drove off of the highway, falling to my death.