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"10 Commandments" for Good Motorists

The Vatican is rewriting the rules of the road, urging motorists everywhere to adhere to more morally sound driving practices.

The Ten Commandments of the road was released in a 36-page document called "Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road," and covers everything from road rage to keeping a clean ride--which includes abstaining from using your car as a vehicle for "sin."

Perhaps the next generation of drivers will have to be able to recite the rules of the road, including:

  • Thou shall not drive under the influence of alcohol.
  • Thou shall respect speed limits.
  • Thou shall not consider a car an object of personal glorification.
  • Thou shall not use your car as an expression of power and domination.
Praying while driving is encouraged. Although that would seem almost superfluous--at least for any tourist who has ever tried their hand at motoring in Italy, where praying behind the wheel comes natural to even the staunchest of atheists...

Reuters June 19, 2007