Vatican issues 10 Commandments for the road

The Vatican issued its own behind the wheel rules in its 10 commandments of driving. Thou shall not drive under the influence of alcohol. Thou shall not consider a car an object of personal glorification. Thou shall respect speed limits. Thou shall not knock boots aka use it as a place of sin.

The document’s Fifth Commandment reads: “Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin”. Asked at a news conference when a car became an occasion of sin, Cardinal Renato Martino said “when a car is used as a place for sin”.

“Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road” contains 10 Commandments covering everything from road rage, keeping a car in good shape, giving pedestrians the right of way, and avoiding giving people the bird while behind the wheel- all in under 36 pages.

The Vatican City, of course, does not suffer the vices it lists to avoid. It has about 1,000 cars, the speed limit is 30 kph, or 18.63 mph.

Vatican officials say the last accident inside Vatican City’s walls was about 1.5 years ago and had limited damage.

“Cars particularly lend themselves to being used by their owners to show off, and as a means for outshining other people and arousing a feeling of envy,” it said.

We think it”s safe to say that the section, “Vanity and personal glorification” will probably be rejected by Ferrari owners in motor-obsessed Italy.

With all the things they don”t want you to do- one thing that was definitely encouraged: praying while driving.

Source: Reuters

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