Good advice never goes out of style, so I thought I would share this little list with you. Appropriate this month with everyone rushing around trying to complete their shopping and other holiday tasks. I even found myself sort of “zoning out” on my way home yesterday and suddenly realized I was going 80mph. Not good!
Number ten is the one we should all memorize.
The Caddo Herald
September 4, 1925
The Ten Commandments of Motoring
First: Drive to the right side of the road; it’s just as good as the left.
Second: Slow down when approaching a cross road; it is nearly as dangerous as a railroad crossing.
Third: Look out for children. You never can tell what they will do and you are always in the wrong if you hit one.
Fourth: Try to help instead of hinder the traffic officer: he is there for your good and he’s got a tough job.
Fifth: Be sure your “dimmers” really dim; it's a joke driving into the blinding glare, as you probably know.
Sixth: Read and obey the warning signs; they are not put up as ornaments.
Seventh: If you feel you’ve got to speed- do it where it won’t kill anybody but yourself.
Eighth: When making minor repairs, stop where your car may be seen from both directions; otherwise you may stop longer than you anticipated.
Ninth: Speeding around corners is a straight route to the hospital. Don’t race past a stopped street car. Some day the jury will call it manslaughter.
Tenth: Use discretion. The fact that you had the right of way won’t bring anybody back to life, least of all yourself.