Pope Issues 10 Commandments For Drivers

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Yesterday the Vatican relased the “Drivers Ten Commandments” warning drivers about the dangers of everything from road rage to using cars for prostitution. The “Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road” which contains the “Driver’s Ten Commandments” also urges motorists to help accident victims.

The motivation for these guidelines was the 1.2 million people who die each year on roads, according to Cardinal Renato Martino in a press conference from Rome. The Cardinal said, “That’s a sad reality, and at the same time, a great challenge for society and the church.”

The “Guidelines For The Pastoral Care of The Road” lists the “Driver’s Ten Commandments” as follows:

  1. You shalt not kill.

  2. The roads 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 accident victims.

  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.

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