A State Police officer was sitting on the side of the highway
waiting to catch speeding drivers.
He sees a car puttering along at 22 MPH.
He thinks to himself, "This driver is just as dangerous as a speeder!"
So he turns on his lights and pulls the driver over.
Approaching the car, he notices that there are five old
ladies -- two in the front seat and three in the back -
eyes wide open and white as ghosts.
The driver, obviously confused, 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 can also be
a danger to other drivers."
"Slower than the speed limit?" she says.
"No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly...Twenty-two
miles an hour!" the old woman says a bit proudly.
The State Police officer, trying to contain a chuckle,
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.
"But before I let you go, Ma'am, I have to ask... Is everyone in this
car OK? These women seem awfully shaken. They haven't muttered a single
peep this whole time." the officer says.
"Oh, they'll be all right in a minute, officer. We just got
off Route 119."
[ Author Unknown -- from 'LAB Laughs' (LABLaughs@LABLaughs.com) ]
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