It depends on your ride. With my fully armorized Entity or Jester, I've maybe died driving twice in 1,000 times doing this mission. Once was a massive head on with one of the SUVs and the other I got spun around so they shot me through the front. Pretty much flawless, even if you want to drive a bit on the leisurely side, there is simply ~nothing they can do to kill you.
Complete and utter BS. You will die WAY more than 2 times in this on accident driving no matter how good you are.