Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The "Drivers' Ten Commandments,"

With the increase of road rage and traffic accidents and other forms of traffic-related violence, here is some very excellent advice from the Vatican for ALL people who drive a vehicle. Many people really do need to "get a grip" and stay cool when they are behind the wheel. Here is 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.

4 comments:

Hugo said...

Strange how the list does not mention probably the most important (for the vatican) item:
"It urged motorists to obey traffic regulations, drive with a moral sense, and to pray when behind the wheel."
That'll help a lot, it's not even a handsfree method of communication! :)

Stardust said...

hugo...we all know that praying is just talking to oneself. ;)

I never understood the "clasping of hands together" action when saying prayers.

Poodles Rule said...

At least they cover the "no blow jobs while driving" rule...
Sorry, couldn't resist.

Stardust said...

poodles...LOL!