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Published October 06, 2013

How is it attainable that a dozen totally different motorists round the Russian town of Chelyabinsk were ready to capture video of a colossal meteor flying through the sky? The reason is nearly everybody in Russia owns a dash-mounted video camera in their automobile.

The sheer size of the country, combined with lax — and sometimes corrupt — law enforcement, and a system that seldom favors first-hand accounts of traffic collisions has created dash cams most a demand for motorists.

“You will get into your automobile without your pants on, however never get into a automobile without a splash cam,” Aleksei Dozorov, a motorists’ rights activist in Russia told Radio Free Europe last year.

Have a research for “Russia dash camera crash” in YouTube — or perhaps higher, Yandex.ru, the county’s equivalent of Google — and you’ll realize thousands of videos showing huge crashes, shut calls and makes an attempt at insurance fraud by each alternative drivers and pedestrians. And Russian drivers are accident prone. With 35,972 road deaths in 2007 (the latest stats from the World Health Organization), Russia averages 25.2 traffic fatalities per 100,000 people. The U.S., by comparison, had 13.9 road deaths per 100,000 individuals within the same year, regardless of having sixfold more cars.

A combination of strobe memory ,cheap cameras and laws lapsed the inside Ministry in 2009 that removed any legal hurdles for in-dash cameras has created it straightforward and low cost for drivers to put in the device.

And it’s was an internet electrophoresis.

YouTube content policing means that a number of the most distressing videos get pulled from U.S. video sites soon, however as Marina Galperina informed at Animal New York last year, sites just like the RU CHP LiveJournal community are stuffed with distressing videos of profanity-laden fist-fights, fearful deaths and huge crashes, all captured on camera and shared for the globe to envision.

But then there are times like these days, once dash cams catch a once-in-a-lifetime meteor falling from the sky, from each attainable angle — one thing that couldn’t have happened simply a couple of years ago. A quality car camera can sometimes help you a lot to prevent you from troublesome, you deserve one.

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