A state trooper
spied a car puttering along at 22 MPH. So he turned on his lights
and pulled the driver over. Approaching the car, he noticed that
five old guys were inside, and they looked wide-eyed and terribly
The driver pleaded
with him, "Officer, I don't understand, I was doing exactly the
speed limit! What seems to be the problem?"
officer replies, "You weren't speeding, but driving slower than
the speed limit can also be dangerous."
"I beg to differ,
Officer, I was doing the speed limit exactly: twenty-two miles an
hour!" the old man said.
chuckling, explained to him that "22" was the route number, not
the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the man grinned and thanked
the officer for pointing out his error.
I let you go, Sir, I have to ask... Is everyone in this car ok?
These guys seem awfully shaken."
be all right in a minute," the old man said. "We just got off Route