A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from January 18, 2018
“What kind of driver never gets a ticket?"/"A screwdriver.”

A driver riddle has been printed on several images:

Q: What kind of driver never gets a ticket?
A: A screwdriver.


The joke has been cited in print since at least 1969.


22 May 1969, San Diego (CA) Union, “Riddle Bo” by A. Leokum, pg. C-21, col. 2:
What kind of driver never gets a ticket?
A screwdriver.

Google Books
November 1971, Boys’ Life, “Think and Grin,” pg. 90, col. 1:
Ron: What driver never gets a ticket?
Mike: A screwdriver.—Lissy Lujan, Savannah, Ga.

Google Books
Fabulous and Funny Clean Jokes for Kids
By Bob Phillips and Steve Russo
Eugene, OR: Harvest House Publishers
1996
Pg. 89:
Myrtle: What kind of driver never gets a ticket?
Winifred: Who knows?
Myrtle: A screwdriver.

Google Books
Best Riddle Book Ever
By Charles Keller
New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
1998
Pg. 42:
What driver never gets a ticket?
A screwdriver.

Twitter
The Ee‏
@ee003
What kinda driver never gets a ticket?....A screwdriver! Lol! #Lame
7:31 PM - 9 May 2010

Google Books
Here We Go Ladies
By Roger Waisanen
Xlibris Corporation (Xlibris.com)
2011
Pg. 70:
What driver never gets a ticket?
a screwdriver

Reddit—Dad Jokes
What kind of driver never gets a ticket? (self.dadjokes)
submitted January 19, 2018 by lizzybe
A screwdriver.
Edit: I have tonsillitis and have been living off popsicles with jokes on the sticks.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityTransportation • Thursday, January 18, 2018 • Permalink