A state trooper spied a car puttering along at 22 MPH. So he turned on his lights and pulled the driver over. Approaching the car, he noticed that five old guys were inside, and they looked wide-eyed and terribly pale.
The driver pleaded with him, “Officer, I don’t understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?”
“Sir,” the officer replies, “You weren’t speeding, but driving slower than the speed limit can also be dangerous.”
“I beg to differ, Officer, I was doing the speed limit exactly: twenty-two miles an hour!” the old man said.
The trooper, chuckling, explained to him that “22? was the route number, not the speed limit.
A bit embarrassed, the man grinned and thanked the officer for pointing out his error.
“But before I let you go, Sir, I have to ask… Is everyone in this car ok?
These guys seem awfully shaken.”
“Oh, they’ll be all right in a minute,” the old man said. “We just got off Route 119.”