The Department of Public Safey cop was sitting on an on ramp entering 1-35 just north of Austin.

He was of course watching for speeding drivers.

The cop sees a car puttering along at 35 MPH. He sees the car is full of Mexicans. He says he to himself: "This driver is just as dangerous as a speeder! Furthermore, I bet those are illegals, and they are trying to avoid being pulled over by going way under the speed limit."

So he turns on his lights and siren and pulls the driver over. Approaching the car, he notices that there are six Mexicans, three in the front seat and three in the back... wide eyed and pale as ghosts.

The driver, obviously confused, says to him "Senor officer, I no understand, I was going exactemento the speed limit! What is the problemo?"

"Sir," 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, no, senor, I am doing the speed limit exactlemento...Thirty-five miles in an hour!" The Mexican driver sat up straight and sure of himself now. No guilt here.

The Police officer, trying to contain a chuckle explains to him that
I-35 is the road number, not the speed limit. A bit embarrassed, the driver grins and thanks 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 other five men seem awfully shaken, and they haven't made a sound this whole time," the officer asks.

"Oh, no problemo, senor, they be OK in un momento senor. We just come off of the highway 123 from Seguin."


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