MadMat: Yes there are two massive signs on this road with 30mph on them. He had just joined the road so missed them. Fair enough there are some regular sized 30mph signs on the road. He admits he wasn't paying enough attention to the road. He assumed (very stupidly) that being a dual carriageway (not a small road through a built up area) that the limit was higher than 30. At the time he was doing about 50mph.
Nasher: He did not "steam" past loads of other cars. From memory the road was pretty much deserted. This was at 10.01 in the morning and the weather was good. I don't think making a mistake and getting a speeding ticket means that he should not be on the road.
Codders: I agree with you about this speed limit being there to catch more people. I realise speed limits are there for a reason, but I can't can't see the point in this one. As Jimbo said this is a large road, with a central reservation and is not surrounded by loads of houses. If a child runs into this road then what the hell was it doing playing near a dual caraigeway.
Richard: Bob is a child, that is why is was driving through Southampton. Becasue he's young he was probably drunk as well, and wasn't wearing a seatbelt
Attached is a photo. If I recall the camera is somewhere near the red circle. Judge for your self....