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
If you've got the stomach for it, rummage through Russia's LiveJournal video community where you can see scammers reverse into cars at traffic lights or launch themselves onto bonnets to try to collect a cash payout.
The country's vast road networks still bear the vestiges of Communism, too. While 1,799,805 new cars were sold in Russia over the past 12 months, the traffic's still very... Soviet. And it's virtually impossible to get fully comp insurance cover on anything more than 10 years old. If you're one of the 18 million Russians living below the official poverty line - one of the lowest lines you can draw without falling over - pre-2003 motoring and a dash-cam to protect your liability is your only option.