Vatican issues 10 commandments of driving

The Vatican recently issued a list of "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.
According to the Houston Chronicle article:
It also pointed the finger at traffic problems particular to Rome: "Danger also derives from city cars, which are driven by youngsters and adults who do not have (full) driving licenses, and the reckless use of motorbikes and motorcycles."

It called for drivers to obey speed limits and to exercise a host of Christian virtues: charity to fellow drivers, prudence on the roads, hope of arriving safely and justice in the event of crashes.
There is a growing trend across the globe to view the 1.2 million roadway deaths worldwide, and the many millions more of serious injuries, as a moral and ethical problem.

At least half of all roadway deaths and injuries can be prevented using simple and inexpensive measures to change driver behavior through enforcement, justice for victims of roadway harm, education, and changes in the social norms.

MoBikeFed strongly supports the nationwide Traffic Justice Initiative, which is working towards reforms of our traffic laws to create a safer roadway environment across the U.S.

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