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
Communism's legacy still lives on. Russia's been gristled with corruption for decades, and there's a deep distrust of the authorities. Transparency International ranks it 133rd in its corruption index (where number one is the least corrupt). And in a recent poll conducted by the Russian Public Opinion Study Center, 32 per cent of Russians surveyed claimed traffic police were the most corrupt institution in the country.
Rosenberg says: "It depends where you are, but in the provinces, corruption might be as common as it ever was. But even in Moscow, it's a problem that can affect everything from motorists to the courts. But [dash-cams] give Russians support, back-up and confidence."