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Sunday Driving Incident

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Jim Donahue, State Police Office, sat bored by the side of the highway, waiting to catch speeding drivers.  It was a sweltering, slow day - Sundays were always slow - and he wished he had a beer.  An old Cadillac drove by, registering a mere 22mph on the radar.  Jim groaned and started his car; 'Bloody pedestrian drivers ... more dangerous than speedsters,' he muttered to himself.  Lights blaring he pulled over the Cadillac, and sauntered over.

Inside the car were five old ladies, two in the front and three in the back, wide-eyed and whites as ghosts. The driver, obviously confused, said to him, "Officer, I don't understand, I was doing exactly the speed limit! What seems to be the problem?"

"Ma'am," Jim 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, I was doing the speed limit exactly... Twenty-two miles an hour!" the old woman replied proudly.

Jim contained a chuckle and explained 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. She was about to go when Jim stopped her.  "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."

"Oh, they'll be all right in a minute officer," replied the old woman.  "We just got off Route 119."

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