Saturday’s smiles

Sitting on the edge of the highway waiting to catch speeders, a police officer saw a car creeping along at 22 mph.

He thought to himself, that car is just as dangerous as a speeder, turned his lights on and pulled the car over.

As he approached the car, he saw five elderly people, two in the front and three in the back. The driver looked reasonably calm but the passengers were wide-eyed and looking like ghosts.

The driver said, “Officer, I don’t understand, I wasn’t going over the speed limit. What did you pull me over for?”

“Sir,” the officer said, “You should know that driving slower than the speed limit can also be dangerous.”

“Slower than the speed limit? No sir! I was doing exactly 22 miles an hour,” the old man said confidently.

The officer explained that 22 was the route number, not the speed limit.

A little embarrassed, the man smiled and thanked the officer for pointing out his error.

“Before I go Sir, I have to ask, is everyone ok?”, the officer said.

Your passengers seem badly shaken and haven’t said a word since I pulled you over.”

“Oh! they’ll be all right in a minute, officer,” the driver replied. “We just got off Route 162”.


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