Driver: I was stopped for speeding along this stretch last year.

Passenger: How fast were you going?

Driver: The officer said 60 kilometers per hour, but I was only going 56 kilometers per hour. There’s too many traffic regulations in Japan.

— Higashimatsuyama City, Saitama. Overheard by Japan Times On Sunday reader Barry Duell

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