Having worked on the road full time and sporadically nowadays, I appreciate NOT having everyone go past me so nearby at a fast rate. There's been roadworks for a while now on Ferntree Gully Road and I did the right thing, sat in the left lane and obeyed the restriction (set speed with cruise control) whilst a lot of people decided to go past on my right at whatever speed they wanted to. The road was clear and it was obviously lunch time but the restrictions remained (and probably will until pack up time for the day around 4 or 5 pm). I know the conditions for speed restrictions in my sleep and I had some old geezer come up next to me at the lights shaking his head, waving his fist and swearing at me that it's 50, not 40. Now, there was nothing stopping him from overtaking me earlier but he decided to follow me then start fuming. I wasn't going to have any of his $h!t so I wound down my window and asked him what the posted speed limit is. He yelled at me "50 not 40" then I said it's 40 and for good reason and went on my way. For the conditions there, the temporary restriction is 40 and it is signed accordingly. Just like everyone else, I don't like being slowed down for what appears to be a road where you could readily/easily do 60 or more. However, it is there for good reason and I understand that. I also understand that if I hit a worker or anyone else and it's easy for the police to prove I was doing significantly more than 40 then I know what comes after that. The insurance company bails out on you, the popo decide to lay charges, you go to court, the person who is hit most likely sues and it is just a needless world of pain for years to come for the sake of "losing" a couple of minutes on my journey. No thanks. Everyone, please don't speed through roadworks. You may assess it as safe to go faster but it really $h!ts those who are working on / next to the road because anything can and does happen from time to time and you wouldn't want to say to yourself, "I would have been able to stop if I was going the posted temporarily reduced speed limit."