A Police Officer was waiting along the side of a

 highway waiting to catch speeding drivers. 

There weren’t as many violators this day as 

usual. The State Police Officer sees an old 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 elderly ladies, two in

 the front seat and three in the back-wide eyed

 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? 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 and they 

haven’t muttered a single peep this whole 

time,” the officer asks with concern.
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 “Oh, they’ll be all right in a minute officer. We 

just got off Route 215.”