Roadwork signs along Honeysuckle have been urging motorists to slow down to 40km/h.
This would be fair enough, if the speed limit along the stretch was actually above 40km/h.
Transport for NSW dropped the speed limit on Honeysuckle Drive, Wharf Road and Shortland Esplanade to 30 km/h back in August, as part of a trial to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety.
Bruce Hodgkinson sent us photos of the signs, saying that it was "bureaucracy on steroids".
"I've sent the photos to a few people and they've absolutely cracked up," Bruce said.
Hunter & Central Coast Development Corporation said the 40km/h roadwork signs were simply a mistake.
"Thanks for letting us know about that, we've asked them to fix that," a spokeswoman said.
To be honest, we're not altogether surprised about the oversight. If we were driving along Honeysuckle, we probably wouldn't notice the 30km/h speed zone at all. And even if we noticed it, would it actually sink in?
The Centre for Road Safety said on its website that 30km/h speed zones were introduced to "support a safer environment for local residents to walk, cycle and commute".
"Transport for NSW is working to transform Sydney's streets through active transport measures," it said.
"As part of this, the NSW government recently implemented safer reduced speed zones of 30km/h in Manly and Liverpool to support the community and improve safety."
Manly and Liverpool's 30km/h zones were introduced in June and July this year.
Bruce said he knows a lady who lives at Honeysuckle who's 83.
"I've told her she'll have to slow down on her walking stick or she'll get caught speeding," he quipped.
He added that while watching the recent footy grand final on TV, "there were a couple of runaway tries down the sideline".
"They clocked them at 33km/h and 36km/h. You can run quicker than that speed zone."
While attending a gym at Honeysuckle, Bruce has noticed numerous police highway patrol vehicles - the BMWs - booking people along the stretch for driving above the 30km/h limit.
"In the gym, you can actually watch them go by," he said.
Sounds a bit like shooting fish in a barrel.
Maitland Wind Gust
Sam Collyer sent us a screenshot of the Bureau of Meteorology's weather app, reporting a "1000km/h wind gust recorded at Maitland" on Tuesday night.
"Bunker down Maitland," Sam quipped.
The gust was, of course, 100km/h.
The highest non-tornadic wind speed ever recorded was 408km/h. Severe Tropical Cyclone Olivia produced this wind speed on Barrow Island, off the Pilbara coast of Western Australia.
Tornado winds were measured at 486km/h in Oklahoma in April 1999.
This from Bob "Minmi Magster" Skelton about the weekend heatwave: "It was that bloody hot, my old dog chased a rabbit and both flamin' walked".
Also, we have this great joke for you about construction.
Thing is, we're still working on it. We've got to hammer out a few kinks and make sure we nail the delivery. We don't want to screw it up.