Speed Limit



A State Police officer observed a car puttering along the highway at
22 mph.

He turned on his lights and pulled the car over.

Approaching the vehicle, he noticed that it contained five old ladies
- two in the front seat and three in the back - wide-eyed and white
as ghosts.

The driver, obviously confused, said, "Officer, I don't understand.
I was doing exactly the speed limit. What's the problem?"

"Ma'am," the officer replied, "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? I'm following the posted speed exactly!"

The officer, trying to contain a chuckle, explained that "22" was the
route number, not the speed limit.

Embarrassed, the woman smiled and thanked him for pointing out her

Before letting her go, the officer asked, "Is everyone in this car

These women seem awfully shaken and they haven't muttered a single
peep this whole time."

"Oh, they'll be alright in a minute, officer. We just got off Route