A State Police Officer is sitting on the side of the highway and waiting to catch speeding drivers. Then he sees a car driving at 22 MPH.
He thinks to himself, “This driver is just as dangerous as a Speeder!”
So he turns on his sirens and pulls the drivers over. Approaching the car, he notices that there are five old ladies – two in the front seat and three in the back with eyes wide and faces white as ghosts.
The driver was obviously confused and says to him, “Officer, I don’t understand. I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?”
“Ma’am,” the officer replies, “You weren’t speeding, but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit. This can also be a danger to other drivers.”
“Slower than the speed limit?” she asked. ” No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly… Twenty-Tow miles an hour!” the old woman says a bit proudly.
The State Police officer tries to contain a chuckle and explains to her that “22” was the route number, not the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the woman grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out her error.
“Before I let you go, Ma’am, I have to ask… Is everyone in this car okay? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven’t muttered a single word this whole time.” the officer asks.
“Oh, they’ll be alright in a minute officer. We just got off Route 119.”