Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Vatican Issues 10 Commandments of Driving

By John Ross Harvey

They should have read my blog first but here goes… is best link I could find

The "Drivers' Ten Commandments" as listed by the document are:
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.

Not saying these are bad, quite good in fact, number 8 would be most difficult to perform.

May I add my own 10?

Single thy intentions with an indicator light
Obey thy school zone speed limits, and thy school bus stop lights
Impairment is not from alcohol alone. Always ensure thy visibility, clean snow, rain, mud, frost, and other articles of potential vision impairment at all times
Use thy headlights, real headlights, we cannot see thy grey car without them
Read and obey all thy traffic signage and lighting. Never blocketh thy intersection.
Never drive in thy wrong lane, if turning right, don’t do so from left, and vise versa
Driving is a courtesy, not a privilege, respect thy fellow motorists
Be awake and alert before driving thy vehicle
Avoid distractions, like thy beverages, cell phones, and pda’s, use wisely.
Maintain thy vehicle, to prevent vehicular disasters, check thy air pressure.

Quite honestly I could go on for more than 10
But I shall give thee the opportunity to contemplate these additional
Given by the prophet of better driving himself, Me.

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