A380900-risky only if you're flying the plane
No seriously. So much goes into the pre-flight of any GA
aircraft, you really can't go wrong. I know every time I fly a C-172 in a lesson, I spend at least 25 minutes total checking it over, from the amount of fuel, oil, dents, anything you could imagine, and that's before I even get in. I do a standard checklist right before I takeoff to make sure the controls are free and correct, the instruments work properly, my fuel is good, my radios are set, and my engine performs good:
If anything goes wrong in flight, it's probably my fault. I would never say GA
flying is any more dangerous than driving. I'd be the first to tell you it's safer.