Ten Commandments of Driving

June 20, 2007 at 4:40 pm | Posted in All, Australia, Environment, Life et al, Melbourne, So You May Know | 3 Comments

The Vatican has released a document called “Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road”, part 61 of which is the Ten Commandments of Driving. Read full contents of the document here.

Drivers’ “Ten Commandments”

61. In any case, with the request for motorists to exercise virtue, we have drawn up a special “decalogue” for them, in analogy with the Lord’s Ten Commandments. These are stated here below, as indications, considering that they may also be formulated differently.

I. You shall not kill.

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

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

IV. Be charitable and help your neighbour in need, especially victims of accidents.

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

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

VII. Support the families of accident victims.

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

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

X. Feel responsible towards others.

Victoria is averaging 176 (in 5 years) road fatalities a year. TAC has a daily road toll update here.

This is a very timely reminder of how people on the road behave now. Speeding, among others, coupled with stupidity kills. Isn’t that irresponsible?

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  1. All very good common sense rules, regardless of one’s religion (or lack thereof).

    Recently, in our local news… a truck driver died because 2 young men were street racing. The truck driver was a hero because swerved his truck in such a way that he wouldn’t hit the the other cars. Really sad that he died because of very irresponsible acts of other drivers.

    Driving is a privilege… not a right.

  2. thanks for sharing.. πŸ™‚

    Everyone should know this! πŸ™‚

    E L I

  3. nga pala ms. alma, sa Perth pala si Lee, si Ariel (Yeng) ang friend ko na nasa Melbourne.. πŸ™‚ sana magkita kyo jan.. nasa craigieburn sya. πŸ™‚

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