These days, it seems like the internet runs on the fuel of Russian dash cam videos. From clips showing meteors falling from the sky to plane crashes and close calls, it almost seems as if every driver on Russian roads is filming at all times. As it turns out, that's nearly true. According to Wired, several factors have culminated in the current explosion of dashcam videos. Those include everything from shady traffic cops to insurance scammers to the design of the legal system itself. Combine those issues with Russia's notoriously dangerous roads, and drivers have become keen to protect themselves with cameras.

Wired has taken a closer look at the dash cam phenomenon and its rapid expansion. You can read the full article here. We highly recommend taking the time. You can also watch a classic dash cam clip below.



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      theharpyeagle
      • 1 Year Ago
      Because there are too many crooks around, out looking for a fast buck.
      fuzzyfish6
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have 2 dashcams in my DD, one pointing forward and one filming what's happening behind me. The 2 cams cost me less than $100 and both are actually quite decent. No reason not to have them with so many clueless drivers on the roads these days.
      • 1 Year Ago
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      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      The routine has looked fabulous until this point. Good attention to detail. Lots of amplitude for the final and yes! Nailed the dismount! I would expect to see a lot of 9.6s and 9.7s from the judges.
      over9000
      • 1 Year Ago
      It's because alot of people there commit insurance frauds, including backing up into you when you clearly stopped in the middle of traffic, accusing you that you are at fault. Then they want you to pay them cash outright.
      Tes
      • 1 Year Ago
      Been driving with a dashcam in the US for the past 8 years before they were even invented for consumers. At first it was a camcorder then it was cellphone, then bunch of Chinese crappy models and recently upgraded to premium Korean brand (BlackVue 500) Can't say the cam ever been handy yet because we have less fraud here, but it's nice to have it nevertheless.
      Drakkon
      • 1 Year Ago
      Cab heater must be broken, he was driving with his blankies wrapped around.
      Dashcam Reviews
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dash cams are quite useful not only in Russia. Not only in the unfortunate event of an accident, but for anything else that happens along the road that you'd like to share or keep, too. And who knows maybe the next meteor strike or UFO landing will be just overhead of your car... ;)
      YourFtr
      • 1 Year Ago
      Already told you. They are wireless.... Is KGB wanting to know where you are goinck; before you get there !??
      ERNSTEVERYTHING
      • 1 Year Ago
      damn thats a good one..
      RampantFury
      • 1 Year Ago
      Crappy Russian vehicles. About as safe to be in as a barrel down a waterfall.
        ericdraven
        • 1 Year Ago
        @RampantFury
        Russian cars are built way better than any American made car...I spent some time in Russia and have seen people walk away from head ons that would crush our American cars like a beer can...
          cmcclarty
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ericdraven
          Yeah well hows your Yugo holding up Eric!
          RampantFury
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ericdraven
          Ill believe that when i see it.
          Lachmund
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ericdraven
          go to russia but of course you would never do that
          Jonathan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ericdraven
          ... Are you being serious? I don't even like American cars but... you have GOT to be kidding.
          Lachmund
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ericdraven
          was talking to the rampant fury thingy
          Edward Meshuris
          • 1 Year Ago
          @ericdraven
          You are a shiri troller.
      Beardinals
      • 1 Year Ago
      Funny how we never see the footage from the car that's at fault.
        KC
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Beardinals
        It's not funny, it's logical.
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