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The Ten Commandments of Driving

By: Michael Phillips Email
By: Michael Phillips Email

They are supposed to keep drivers in line and promote responsibility behind the wheel. In case you haven't already guessed, we're talking about the Ten Commandments of Driving.

Vatican officials sent out the Commandments last week which included things like "Thou Shalt Not Kill, helping accident victims, and not using your car as a sign of dominance. Those officials also encouraged people to pray before they get in the car. One Eastern Kentucky priest says the new Commandments are just guidelines.

"Just as we have the 10 Commandments of to guide us in our moral lives, we also need to realize we have a moral obligation when we drive," said Father Mike Chowning.

Below is a full list of the Vatican's 10 Commandments for drivers:

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.


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