Why Do Millions of Russians Have Car Dashboard Cams?

…According to a report last year by Al Jazeera, an estimated one million Russian motorists have dashboard video cameras installed in their cars. This is not to capture moments like the meteor flight or even miraculous survivals of horrifying highway crashes. No, Al Jazeera reported that the cams are there to help stamp out police corruption.

New York Blogger Marina Galperina, who originally hails from Russia, wrote a fascinating piecelast year about Russia’s dash cam culture. Galperina called the cams “Russia’s last hope for civility and survival on the road.” The country’s roads are “perilous” and, she wrote, “psychopaths are abundant.” However Galperina also points to police and government corruption as a driving force behind the Russian dash cam explosion…

Why Do Russians Have Millions Of Dash Cams? [continued]

And now you know why two different Russians were able to capture this video of a recent meteor entering the earths atmosphere.


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