[The above is an abbreviated, postproduction text of the program released for broadcast the week of September 4—10 in the radio series, "The Bible Speaks to You." Heard internationally over more than 1,000 stations, the weekly programs are prepared and produced by the Christian Science Committee on Publication, Christian Science Center, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. 02115.]

RADIO PROGRAM NO. 440 - Highway Safety and Self-control

[The participants are Parker Thomas and Scott Campbell.]

Campbell: Motorists in many parts of the world are concerned about safety. They want to feel that the car they are in is under control at all times—and that the other vehicles around them are also under control. But this is not always the case. In fact, there are people who would like to avoid highways completely because of the accident statistics for the long holiday weekends. Many feel there's something immoral or out of control about the whole situation. What do you think?

Thomas: Well there isn't anything immoral about safe and sane driving. Automobile travel is often a necessity, especially when there's little or no public transportation. The immorality comes in when a person's driving endangers himself and someone else, where it's reckless and involves an irresponsible use of the highway.

Words of Current Interest
September 12, 1970

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