Approaching the car, he notices that there are five elderly ladies in the car, wide-eyed and white as ghosts. The driver, obviously confused says to him, "Officer, I don't understand, I was doing 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 Trooper, 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 are the other ladies OK? These women seem awfully shaken and they haven't muttered a single peep this whole time," the officer asks.
"Oh, they'll probably be fine in a minute, officer. We just got off Route 119."
A gross ignoramus - 144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus
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