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. * * * * * * * * * * * * “Oh, they’ll be all right in a minute officer. We just got off Route 215.”