My family and I were driving home last night after a nice dinner in Downtown New Bedford. We were having a carefree conversation as we navigated a well-traveled side street in Fairhaven.

I won't name the street, but I will tell you that the speed limit there is mostly 25 mph, and in some spots it's 35. It is lined with homes where the people are probably used to seeing cars going entirely too fast.

What we saw last night, however, makes other speeders look like amateurs. The rate of speed I saw on this road last night was unlike anything I've ever witnessed.

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I had dash cams installed on the front and back of both of my cars. It's been a couple of years, and I've never really caught anything remotely interesting on them, but that streak is over.

This speeding car must have been traveling between 90 and 100 mph. I was still shaken up 20 minutes later. My first thought was to call the police, but I figured at that rate of speed, by the time I got through to the cops the speeder could be in Wareham.

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It's hard to think about what could have happened on that road. If I had drifted the slightest bit over the yellow lines, or if the speeder had drifted over to my side of the road, he would have wiped out my whole family.

When I got back to my house, I pulled the video from the dash cam and sent it into the Fairhaven Police. My thinking was that if there had been a crash, the video might help police figure out what happened.

I can't imagine what was going through the driver's head.

I'm not going to say I never speed, but I've never driven anywhere near that fast on a side road. What in the world could be that important to put the lives at risk?

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