fbpx Skip to main content

Resolution On Highway Safety

WHEREAS, 52,200 persons were killed and 4,000,000 injured on the nation’s highways last year, and

WHEREAS, At the present rate one out of every two Americans will eventually be killed or injured in an auto accident, and

WHEREAS, Some Southern Baptist Convention states each year lose five times as many citizens on their highways as they lose in Vietnam, and

WHEREAS, There is a critical need to more effectively apply Christian principles to highway safety,

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the messengers of the Southern Baptist Convention in session at Houston, Texas, that we personally pledge ourselves to do our part to eradicate discourtesy, anger, impatience and selfishness on the highways, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we seek to practice the Golden Rule in our driving, taking seriously the obligation that we are our brother’s keeper, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we keep before local, state and national governing bodies the documented fact that at least half of all highway fatalities are caused by drinking and drunken drivers, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we urge stronger legislation at all levels to protect the innocent on our highways, and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, That we urge churches to give special emphasis to these concerns.