Cameras Bought To Catch Corrupt Cops Nab Meteorite

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt

The YouTube videos of the meteorite attack on Russia’s Chelyabinsk region come to you courtesy of a new custom. More and more Russian drivers have a video camera on the dash.

The usually Chinese-made units are on Russian dashs in growing numbers “to provide exonerating evidence after an accident, or to convict a corrupt traffic cop,” writes Der Spiegel.

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  • Jellodyne Jellodyne on Feb 15, 2013

    They're not just to catch corrupt cops, there are plenty of corrupt civilians too -- criminals, scam artists, bad drivers, etc. There's any number of reasons Russian drivers need to back up their point of view of events.

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    • Dr. Kenneth Noisewater Dr. Kenneth Noisewater on Feb 15, 2013
      @raph Besides, I I’d hate to see what would happen in the US as we are a nation of tattle-telling busy bodies hell bent on telling everybody else how they should live. So you don't live in a HOA then? ObTopic: I'm surprised Russian cars don't have multiple cams integrated as an option..

  • Summicron Summicron on Feb 15, 2013

    Aren't Russian courts just as corrupt? What real good is this video evidence?

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    • Summicron Summicron on Feb 15, 2013

      @B.C. Heh... I've been re-reading Catch-22. Heller's looney satire can inspire even a sluggish brain like mine. :-)

  • Bimmer Bimmer on Feb 15, 2013

    If you understand Russian or your boss does, video 1 and 3 have NSFW language.

  • Quebecer Quebecer on Feb 20, 2013

    I have read and see that the russian use car camera to catch people walking who try to fraud driver with fake collision.