When I started kiting, safety wasn’t that important to me at first. I didn’t have any experience and didn’t know what could happen. Over the years, however, many experiences come together, including some rather frightening ones. This way you start to become more mindful and get more respect for the sport and the forces of nature. Anyone who has had to swim with their kite for a long time in offshore winds or has been surprised on the water by 60 knots thunderstorms will keep these situations in mind and act accordingly in future sessions.
If you act consciously on the water, respect the power of nature and have good equipment you are definitely acting safer. A useful tool for more safety in case of emergencies, besides the quick release at the bar and your leash, is a Restube for the harness.