Very rare I’ll admit, but the Vatican on Tuesday 19-Jun-2007 issued a set of “Ten Commandments” for drivers. I saw a couple of newspaper articles about them, but none of these seemed to print the list out. Finally I found a copy.

The “Drivers’ Ten Commandments,” as listed by the document, are:

  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 for a little light relief, courtesy of an article in the UK’s Sunday Mail:

24 June 2007
*ACCUSED.. OF HAVING SEX WITH HIS BIKE*

Women ‘caught man in act’ Exclusive by Billy Paterson

A MAN has been charged with having sex with his bike.

Robert Stewart was allegedly caught in the act by two terrified cleaners who walked into his bedroom in a hostel.

Stewart has denied the accusation, claiming it was caused by a misunderstanding after he had too much to drink.

The 51-year-old bachelor was charged with the bizarre sexual offence after he was disturbed by the cleaner and her colleague in a private hostel in Ayr.

The charge alleges he conducted himself in a disorderly manner, simulated sex with a bicycle and continued to do so while naked from the waist down in the presence of two female employees.