Vatican releases 10 Commandments for Drivers

June 22nd, 2007 by Will Thompson

Ooookaaay…

If this helps anyone I suppose it’s worth it, but it seems a bit odd to me that the highest eschelon of the Catholic church is concerned about the world’s driving habits. I never really thought about the Vatican having a position on driving habits and guidelines. I guess they decided to do something about the number one reason people die, at least here in America, automobile accidents.

Here’s the list:
1. You shall not kill.

2. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.

3. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.

4. Be charitable and help your neighbor in need, especially victims of accidents.

5. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.

6. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.

7. Support the families of accident victims.

8. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.

9. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.

10. Feel responsible toward others.

My only comment is that I’m pretty sure that first one was already covered. Here’s the rest of the article where I found this.

–Will

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