As he sat on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State police officer noticed a car puttering along at 22 mph. He thought to himself, “This driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!” So he turned on his lights and pulled the driver over. As he approached the car, he observed that there were five elderly women in the vehicle…two in the front seat and three in the back…their eyes open wide and their faces white as ghosts.
“Ma’am,” the officer replied, “You weren’t speeding but you should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be a danger to others.”
‘Slower than the speed limit?” she asked. “No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly...twenty-two miles an hour,” she said a bit proudly.
The police officer tried to contain a chuckle, and then explained 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.
“But before I let you go, Ma’am, I have to ask. Is everyone in your car okay? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven’t muttered a single peep this whole time,” the officer asked.
“Oh, they’ll be alright in a minute. We just got off Route 119...”