Sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers, a State Police Officer see’s 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, 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.”

What do you think?

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  1. Written with these route numbers, these old ladies are clearly in western Pennsylvania, just east of Blairsville. The population of this area is almost exclusively old ladies.

  2. I was very confused by this joke because your title was written as if the beginning of the joke, so I read:

    ‟Five old ladies in a car…sitting on the side of the highway waiting to catch speeding drivers.”

    It is bad form.

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