'The question was how safe is it?' It is very safe, probably much safer than your average freeway commute.
I like the idea of taking your parents to watch an event, that may or may not work in your favor :D
Parking Lot Hero
2008 WRX daily driver
2003 ZX3 23D Autox Car 42 FSP
"Hella Functional - Raced, Not Hard Parked"