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, 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
“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.
“Oh, they’ll be all right in a minute officer. We
just got off Route 119.”