Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The 10 Commandments - of Driving?

The Vatican has issued the "Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road" where they highlight the joys of driving and the sins of driving.

Drivers use their cars to show off; driving "provides an easy opportunity to dominate others" by speeding; drivers can kill themselves and others if they don't get their cars regular tuneups, if they drink, use drugs or fall asleep at the wheel.

They forgot to mention that driving is a good way to show what an idiot you are! Seriously someone yesterday started honking like crazy at me and cut me off because I let a pedestrian cross the street while he had the walking signal. Are you kidding me?

Well, here are the "Drivers' Ten Commandments" and just like the other 10 commandments, let's try to not break all 10 of them. (Oh wait, I'm a Jew - I guess the Vatican laws don't apply?) In my opinion the Vatican could have dumbed it down a little bit because you know those real asshole drivers don't know what most of these words mean.

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.

And my #11 - Don't be a jerk! Oh wait, I mean: You shall not be a jerk.

(News story from Yahoo)

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