Russian dash-cam videos investigated
The internet’s filling up with them, but why are there so many? And why are they so insane?
Posted: 12 Dec 2013
"There's such disorder on the road in Russia, and corruption affects everyone here - you never know when you need to prove your case," says Steve Rosenberg, BBC's Moscow correspondent. "Dash-cams give motorists a lot of confidence."
Which is why one in nine Russians is filming every journey, every day with portable cameras. In 2011, there were more than 200,000 reported traffic accidents, and 27,991 traffic deaths in 2012. Then there are the hustles.