Sitting on the side of the highway watching to catch speeding drivers, a police officer sees a car puttering along at 22kph.
He says to himself, ‘This driver is just as dangerous as a speeder’ so he turns on the lights and pulls the driver over.
Approaching the car he notices there are five old ladies, two in the front and three in the back… all 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,’ he 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?
No sir,’ she said, ‘I was was doing the speed limit exactly… 22kph!’ The old woman said a bit proudly.
The Officer, trying to contain a chuckle explains to her that ’22’ is the Highway number, not the speed limit.
A bit embarrassed, the old woman grins and thanks the Officer for pointing out her error.
‘But before I let you go Ma’am,’ he says, ‘ I have to ask…. is everyone in the car okay?
These women seem awfully shaken and they haven’t made a peep this whole time.’ ‘Oh, they’ll be alright in a minute, Officer,’ she replied, ‘We just got off Highway 190