Speed Trap

I used to get an e-mail newsletter called the Humor Highway and I found this story in an e-mail from Feb 4, 2002.

A man was driving along a rural Alabama road in his beat-up old Dodge when suddenly it broke down. He was parked on the side of the road trying to fix it when a Jaguar pulled up in front of him and offered to help. After a few minutes, the two men could tell that they obviously weren’t going to get the old car going again, so the Jaguar driver offered to tow the Dodge to the nearest garage.

A few minutes later the two had hitched up the old Dodge to the Jaguar, and they agreed that if the Jaguar driver was going too fast, the man should blow his horn and flash his lights to get him to slow down. With that, the two men got into their cars and the Jaguar driver started to pull away with the Dodge behind it.

At the first traffic light, a Ferrari pulled up beside the Jaguar and started to rev his engine provocatively. As soon as the light turned green the Ferrari and the Jaguar hit their accelerators and took off.

Before long the cars were racing at over 120 mph. As the cars sped along, they passed through a police speed trap. The officer couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw the three cars go by, and he decided that he couldn’t catch them all by himself, so he got on the radio to call for help: “You won’t believe what I just saw! I saw a Ferrari and a Jaguar doing 120 mph side by side, and a beat-up old Dodge behind them flashing his lights and blowing his horn trying to get by!”

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