Jalopnik reports on the Russian Obsession with Dash Cameras. The reason? Roads are run down, police are corrupt, fraud rampant and heavily censored television fuels interest in dash cameras and their footage.
Some of the interesting bits include a lexicon of Russian idioms such as “Anus of Concrete” a title given to drivers calmly avoiding death, often with impressive driving skills.
If you are interested in the craziness of Russian roads they linked one hive of activity at the RU-CHP LiveJournal. You’ll have your fill and more of assaults, accidents of all sizes and intensity and human drama.
Here’s a compilation of some of videos posted: