I think this is one the main reasons people die so much in traffic accidents. You don't feel a car's connection to the road. It makes you less aware how fast you are going. It makes you lazy.
You are right, I believe. I remember reading a study done when ABS was introduced on road cars. I believe it was done in Germany. Many taxi drivers were loaned cars with the new ABS feature on their cars. Turned out that they had more accidents with these cars than the drivers without ABS. The additional feature made drivers feel more secure and thus more prone to adopt risky behaviors behind the wheel.