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:
- You shall not kill.
- The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.
- Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.
- Be charitable and help your neighbor in need, especially victims of accidents.
- Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.
- Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.
- Support the families of accident victims.
- Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.
- On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.
- 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.