The "Drivers' Ten Commandments," as listed by the document, are:
1. You shall not kill.
2. The road shall be for you a means of communion between people and not of mortal harm.
3. Courtesy, uprightness and prudence will help you deal with unforeseen events.
4. Be charitable and help your neighbor in need, especially victims of accidents.
5. Cars shall not be for you an expression of power and domination, and an occasion of sin.
6. Charitably convince the young and not so young not to drive when they are not in a fitting condition to do so.
7. Support the families of accident victims.
8. Bring guilty motorists and their victims together, at the appropriate time, so that they can undergo the liberating experience of forgiveness.
9. On the road, protect the more vulnerable party. 10. Feel responsible toward others.
These are good rules for any drivers in any part of the world, but it's kind of ironic that the Vatican felt a need to spell the rules out that even New Yorkers and Chicago drivers follow, at least in theory. I think the driving experience is certainly more pleasurable by always following rule number one, which would seem silly, unless you have traveled in a car in that part of the world. In Germany, the highways are fast, but the drivers are consistent, and use the same rules of the road. In Italy, it seems as if there are no traffic laws, just madness and chaos and a lot of horn honking. It would be nice if good citizens everywhere heeded the Vatican's advice, wouldn't it? I'd like to see Washington DC issue a similar list: hang up your phone and shut off your tv, no guns aimed at other people while doing drugs and driving, etc.
Just follow rule #1...that pretty much covers it, huh?