Read the following page with tongue planted firmly in cheek.
Rule 9 seems to account for commuters, but I think we need our own set of Rules as these are pretty roadie-centric. I vote for retaining Rules 9, 5, 12 and perhaps a couple others.
How about it guys and gals?
edit: Here we go. I will edit and add Rules as we go. All respect and credit due to those magi of the spandex who chiseled the original tablets with the ends of their broken aero-spokes.
We are the Commutinati and these are the Rules.
Rule #1- Velominati
If you are out riding in bad weather, it means you are a badass. Period.
Fair-weather riding is a luxury reserved for Sunday afternoons and wide boulevards. Those who ride in foul weather  211; be it cold, wet, or inordinately hot  211; are members of a special club of riders who, on the morning of a big ride, pull back the curtain to check the weather and, upon seeing rain falling from the skies, allow a wry smile to spread across their face. This is a rider who loves the work.
Rule #2- WorldPax
No indoor Trainers! None.
We don't believe in them. It's roll outside or no ride.
Rule #3 -Jim from Boston
Jim's Laws (Better than Murphy's law because Jim told Murphy to STHU in an Irish tavern once.)
a) No matter how well-paved or lightly-traveled the Road, a vehicle is likely to pass on the left as you encounter an obstacle on the right.
b) Like a gun, approach every parked car assuming it is loaded (with a driver or passenger ready to exit).
c) When riding in the dark, watch for cars, not just headlights.
Rule #4- Medic Zero
Signal your pass!
Doesn't matter if it's a bell, whistle, or a hearty belch, let a guy know your coming around. Violators of this rule are subject to whatever spit or snot-rockets they incur.
Rule #5 - Velominati
Harden The "F" Up.
Rule #6 - Velominati
Free your mind and your legs will follow.
Your mind is your worst enemy. Do all your thinking before you start riding your bike. Once the pedals start to turn, wrap yourself in the sensations of the ride  211; the smell of the air, the sound of the tires, the feeling of flight as the bicycle rolls over the road.
Rule #7 - surfjimc
Utilize your enviroment.
It is acceptable to draft large vehicles, cut through lots and/or do whatever it takes to decrease your commute time should you be in a hurry. Otherwise we remain in the now.
Rule #8 - thenomad
We never lose!
If you pass a roadie on your commute, then it was of course a race. If a roadie passes you on your commute then no race has occurred, it was merely a commute. The only exception is if the roadie is also commuting, at this point a special session of the Commutinati will be convened to determine the winner based on a handicap system that takes into account the bicycle types involved, attire worn by the competitors, and amount of accessories used.
Rule #9 - Erwin8r
The correct number of lights to have is L+1.
Some lighting is good, more lighting is better, too many lights is just right. L+1 should never be less than 2 and is only limited by the number of mounting locations on bicycle or person.
Rule #10 - sci_femme
Embrace the gadgets.
Your frame can be pristine or loaded with pump, cable lock, U-lock, saddlebag, handlebar bag or whatever you darn well please. Cockpits can be spartan or closely resemble an F-22 Raptor cockpit. - whatever makes you feel safe.
Rule #11- sci_femme
PHred is fine.
It's not about the look. Whatever works is fair game. No Commutinati can reach Nirvana unless they have at one point constructed and run a set of kitty-litter panniers. (milk crates and plastic bins bolted or zip-tied to the rack are acceptable substitutions.)
Rule #12 - Velominati
The correct number of bikes to own is n+1.
While the minimum number of bikes one should own is three, the correct number is n+1, where n is the number of bikes currently owned. This equation may also be re-written as s-1, where s is the number of bikes owned that would result in separation from your partner.
If s is defined by the existence of partner p, then for n>=s, the Commutinati is bound to define p2. The theoretical upper limit, q, is determined by a far more rigorous and complex equation involving the differentials of square footage in the garage and a fractional of the living room, relative to annual income normalized by the current commodity market prices of green arabica, west brent crude, and an annual Rails to Trails membership. In practice, as s approaches 0, q approaches too hard to bother with so p <-- p2 and the whole equation is simplified again to n+1.
s-1 is like dividing by 0. It is undefined for the Commutinati.
Rule #13 - WorldPax
Cars are the enemy.
Sitting behind the wheel of a motor vehicle immediately diminishes a persons IQ and the ability to display any form of common courtesy. Cars are not to be trusted and avoided if at all possible.
Rule #14 - OneGoodLeg/Jim from Boston
The Invisibility Equation.
A commuter's visibility to other traffic is inversely proportional to the amount of bright or reflective clothing they are wearing.
Rule #15 - kimokimo
Leave no man/woman behind.
Passing a fellow rider in distress requires that any member of the Commuitnati stop and render assistance.
Rule #16 - wphamilton
Jeers and Cheers
Jeers are generally spontaneous outbursts reflecting the confines and limitations of motor vehicles and the driver's frustration with having to suffer such a fate, It is obvious to the Commutinati that jeers are an expression of envy, hence are non-sentient, impersonal and to be ignored.
Cheers, are sincere expressions of respect and admiration for the commuter personally and should be returned with a casually deliberate wave.
Rule #17 - Telly
The death of bling.
In the eventually of a fall, the most expensive, hard to find, impossible to tune component/add-on is always going to be the first thing broken, while the cheapest of the cheap, bargain basement, bought in a basket, components/add-on's will never have any damage.