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
Andrew Eagle, of the Federation of Russian Car Owners, adds, "[Motorists] think they have to defend themselves from the police. They think the police are there to take bribes only. And the government cars break every rule there is because they feel untouchable." Ironic, considering rules passed in 2009 by the Ministry of Interior Affairs stated the use of video recording equipment among road users "shouldn't be discouraged".
But we still don't know why Russia - lo-res YouTube Russia - seems so utterly, deeply terrifying. Addressing high accident statistics in 09, President Dmitry Medvedev claimed it was a consequence of "the undisciplined, criminally careless behaviour of our drivers", adding, "Often, these are not mishaps, but blatant acts of crime."