Scariest Things From Russia: Dash Camera Recordings
The convergence of regular insurance fraud and traffic police who shake down motorists for bribes has motivated many Russians to equip their cars with dashboard cameras.
While they’re intended to help drivers defend themselves against crooked cops and suspicious insurers, these cameras have captured some of the most insane footage that’s ever gone public:
There’s an entire genre of these videos from Russia on YouTube, and each one is a 30-second-long study in white-knuckled terror. What’s more, since the cameras are so widely used, quite a few crashes are caught from multiple angles:
There are also some uniquely Russian incidents caught on tape:
It’s enough to make you swear off driving forever and stick to the neighborhoods with lots of ambulances in them:
Okay, maybe not.