I was driving on Old Windsor Rd in Sydney the other day, when a rented truck carrying wrapped insulation batts, raised one in order to announce to the traffic behind that it's load was not properly secured, and perhaps evasive action would soon be necessary. The batt arched over the rear cage of the truck-cum-ute, screaming "FREEEEDOM!" as it went, to land on it's end before toppling flat, widthways in the right hand lane. A dark blue Volvo S40 travelling in that lane failed to stop, launch a warning flare or evade the batt, and took the impact on the front left fender. The wrapping was split open with a hollow puncture noise, and a gaping hole was visible from the impact, in which you could see the grotesque display of it's cotton and fibreglass guts. I had to look away. It was too horrible. The force of the impact punted this fibrous carnage betwixt the lanes making it much easier for other traffic to avoid it. I pulled alongside the truck, and tooted my horn 93 times, informing them in Morse Code that they had lost one of their insulation batts from their truck during transit. Apparently insulation installers are not fluent in Morse Code so I then tried yelling "YA LOST ONE!" out the window, and indicated to the rear of both our vehicles with a backwards thumb. The tattooed gentleman in the passenger seat nodded wisely to me, acknowledging thanks for this piece of vital information - while the truck continued to trundle along. It did not stop to retrieve the lost batt. It did not stop to ensure the security of the remaining items in the back. It did not go back to clear the roadway of debris it had dropped. It did not appear to be operated by any human individual currently giving a shit about anything/anyone at that point in time. So beware the dodgy insulation dudes, my friends. For what they carry is large and not particularly aerodynamic. You would do wise to stay away from these trucks, unless you are confident your motorcycle and gear can withstand a batt as well as the bumper and left headlight of a dark blue Volvo - for they are out there... ...patrolling the roads... ...unhindered by care... ...or professionalism.