Riddle: There are 2 cops parked along a one-way street looking for traffic violations. They spot a taxi driver going in the wrong direction, yet they do nothing. Why?
This question is a successful one in terms of making its reader very confused. Since there are two cops parked along a one way street looking for traffic violations in the riddle, and they do nothing when they spot a taxi driver going in the wrong direction, it makes you think ‘what is wrong with these cops?’
However, you should be careful looking for this riddle’s answer because the taxi driver is ‘going’ in the wrong direction, not ‘driving’. Therefore, the taxi driver was not driving at the time, he was walking in the wrong direction.
The answer is: The taxi driver wasn’t driving at the time, he was walking.