The Vatican’s Ten Commandments for Drivers

by Dr. David Gruder

The Vatican has issued a set of guidelines to help bring motorists into what I would term Driving Integrity.  Here are the Vatican’s “Ten Commandments for Motorists:”

  1. You shall not kill
  2. The road shall be for you a means of communication 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 to 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

How people drive can be a powerful reflection of their integrity as well as reflecting aspects of their integrity that are in need of upgrading.  I urge you to practice being a compassionate driver who drives (and parks!) in ways that serve collective highest good.

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