Since this is not the first link to Russian dash cam accident videos in this
group, it should have read: "From Russia, and the videos are as entertaining as
Which one was the case, the meteorite or the truck? I mean, sh*t happens
everywhere, perhaps it would be useful to have it recorded anyway, regardless of
how good your local legal system is. I mean, this is a wealth or real world data
that car/truck manufacturers could put to a great use, I'm sure. Not sure how
would they collect it other than Youtube though.
But science for the next 100 years (until the next meteor of this size falls and
someone is lucky to catch it on camera) will be indebted to the Russian legal
system that "rarely favors first-hand accounts of traffic collisions" for the
awesome videos of the extremely rare and important event.
We had occasion to hire somebody from Moscow some years back.
If a stranger had told me stories she told about the place I would not
have believed them. Sounded to me like rule of law was pretty much
Stuff happens here too, just not as often. There've been a couple times
in my life that I wish I'd had a dash cam running. One time it was
another driver that I to this day believe was trying to do a "swoop and
squat" on me but I managed to avoid him because my skills were still
pretty sharp from a previous job that involved some test track time.
Had I had a dash cam I definitely would have turned the footage over to
replace "roosters" with "cox" to reply.
The news report I watched followed up the story on the meteorite with, more
"For those of you who are wondering why there are so many dash cam videos
of the meteorite, it is because of the vast number of hit and run accidents
in Russia as well as insurance fraud. It's so bad that the insurance
companies won't pay claims unless the owner has proof that the accident was
truly an accident."
I'm glad they explained it because all day I had been wondering why there
were so many videos of a once in a lifetime event.
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