Was driving along Pennant Hills Rd the other night [in the Hilux], where they are doing road works. Of course the special 'go slow so you don't kill everyone who isn't in their hole, or in a back-hoe doing their job' speed limit of 40 was applying. I'm probably doing 40 or 50-something, and the part of the road I'm driving on is pretty clear - anyway, the dude holding a "SLOW" sign [yeah mate, I know... you don't look like the brightest bulb on the christmas tree, why advertise?] waves his red flickering light-sabre at me in this fast chopping motion to say "slow down". I tap the brakes to calm him down, and then bugger off up the road, past all the "Speed limits are enforceable, you ****ing little prick" signs. Has anyone here been booked in one of these zones? With an election coming up there are road works bloody EVERYWHERE around western Sydney [and they are annoying as hell]. Even the F3 is getting closed off so the RTA can rake pretty parallel lines in the dirt on the top of the cliffs by the road [ok, they are removing rocks that could fall... I know]. We were riding the bikes back from Old Pac Hwy down the F3 and had to wait for nearly 10 minutes while they had the WHOLE freeway blocked off I was thinking - "Could we just fang through? We're on the bikes - we can get through the right gaps etc. What could they do to stop us?" But we just waited, 'cause we don't have that level of communication in hand signals. OK bonus story: Riding down James Ruse Dr earlier this year when they did the resurface upgrade, they had lollipop men with slow signs etc. I rode up afterwards, but LPCIII and Donkey saw it happen - a BMW or something was driving through too quickly and ignoring the workers, so a worker kicked the car. The car stops and angry driver + passenger get out to inspect damage and punch the worker who kicked the car. Road worker vs 2 cagers brawl ensues. Guys in steelc-caps are runing to the scene as the 2 guys realise this won't end well for them, hop in the car and speed away. I guess that's one way of enforcing the work limits.