Pope Lays Down 10 Commandments – of Good Driving?

June 19, 2007

There’s the law of the land—and now, on the road, there’s God’s law. Or Pope Benedict XVI’s version of it.

In one of the more odd stories we’ve seen this year, the Vatican released a set of road rules today, Reuters reports. The 36-page document, called “Guidelines for the Pastoral Care of the Road,” offers up its own 10 Commandments for what to do and not do behind the wheel.

Among the don’ts: drinking and driving, speeding, or using a car for personal glory or for sin (our favorite). Road rage, pedestrian safety, maintenance and flipping people off also are covered in the document, which appealed to the “noble tendencies” of men and women.

The one thing that’s cool behind the wheel? Praying. But you probably guessed that.

Vatican City, where the Pope and his men roll, has a speed limit of about 20 miles an hour and hasn’t had a car accident in about 18 months.

Vatican issues "10 Commandments" for good motorists

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