Ten Commandments for Drivers
Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant People
On 19 June 2007, the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant People released a document entitled, "Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road." Included in this document is a driver's decalogue, which is presented here.
I. You shall not kill.
II. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.
III. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.
IV. Be charitable and help your neighbour in need, especially victims of accidents.
V. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.
VI. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.
VII. Support the families of accident victims.
VIII. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.
IX. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party.
X. Feel responsible towards others.