The New & Improved 10 Commandments for Driving

You've probably read / seen in the news recently that the Vatican has issued the "10 Commandments for Drivers". You can read them here.

They are very good and things we all should follow. However, calling upon my daily experiences behind the wheel, I'd like to present my OWN

New & Improved 10 Commandments for Drivers

1. Thou shalt not read thy newspaper whilst careening down the street at 60 kilometres per hour.

2. Thou shalt not apply lipstick, mascara or other makeup during morning rush hour. Thy rearview mirror is not to be turned towards thyself in vain.

3. Thou shalt not attempt to halt traffic in all directions so thou may partake of Tim Horton's / Starbucks drive thrus.

4. Thou shalt give clearance to cyclists, who apparently have the divine right to take up the whole lane whilst peddling 10 kilometers per hour, may fly between lanes and thru traffic lights at will.

5. Thou shalt at least attempt to slow down / avoid large puddles in the presence of pedestrians. Especially seniors, children and those with cell phone cameras.

6. Thou shalt not flick thine cigarette butt out thy window, lest it come to rest back inside thy car, igniting thine back seat.

7. Thou shalt honor and avoid at all costs thy older driver who always wears a hat, drifts in and out of lanes and cannot see over thine steering wheel.

8. Thou shalt always slow down to under thy speed limit in the presence of the law.

9. Thou shalt not rubberneck into limosine windows to view a potentially almighty celebrity.

and finally,

10. Thou shalt not take the name of God in vain whilst filling up thine gas tank.


7 People would rather be commenting:

Maureen said...

Jill said...
Oh good ones...except for the makeup. I always have to save myself a moment and a half in the morning on school days to put on some lip gloss & eyeliner in the car. 'Cause after all, I have one of those mirrors in my visor and don't have to turn my rear view!!!!!!!

20/6/07 14:17

Maureen said...

Mz Jackson said...
Hey, and how about Thou shalt not throw thy gum out the window in an area where others can step on it!
Great list!

20/6/07 14:57

Maureen said...

BonnieRose said...
these are so funny.. u made my morning... loved reading them!!!!

21/6/07 08:33

Maureen said...

Yellow Fence said...
These are great... and SO SO SO true!


21/6/07 08:54

Maureen said...

Debbi said...
Thanks for making me giggle this morning.

21/6/07 09:04

Maureen said...

~*SilverNeurotic*~ said...
Painting your toenails is also not a good idea.

21/6/07 12:29

Maureen said...

Darcey said...
I love your commandments! I agree with all of them!

21/6/07 21:35

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