A State Trooper was sitting in his patrol car at the side of the highway, waiting to catch speeders.
He couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a car drive past him that was literally just puttering along at 20 miles per hour.
He thought to himself, “This driver is just as dangerous as a speeder, I’m going to nab them!”
So, the State Trooper pulled out, came up behind the car, turned on his lights and pulled the driver over.
As he was walking up to the car, he noticed that there were five old ladies in it, two in the front and three in the back. All 5 of them were wide-eyed and as white as ghosts.
The driver, who was obviously confused, said to the State Trooper, “Officer, I don’t understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?”
“Ma’am”, the State Trooper replied, “you weren’t speeding, but you should know that if you are driving a lot slower than the speed limit, that can also be a danger to other drivers”.
“Slower than the speed limit? No sir, I was doing the speed limit exactly. I was going twenty-two miles an hour”, the old woman said proudly.
The State Trooper, trying to contain a chuckle, explained to the old lady 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”, the State Trooper said, “I have to ask, is everyone in this car OK? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven’t muttered a single peep this whole time”.
“Oh, they will be all right in a minute, officer. We just got off Route 119”.
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