Russian roads are some of the most dangerous in the world. They have to deal with ice, snow, a deteriorating infrastructure, road rage, drunk drivers, drunk pedestrians, insurance scam artists, and the occasional horse crossing the road. Seriously anything can happen at any time. Naturally people got fed up and started installing dash-mounted cameras to record the chaos so that they have proof of what happened for insurance purposes. The next step is to upload those videos to the Internet for entertainment purposes. Sites like YouTube and LiveLeak are filled with hours and hours of horrifying accidents, narrow misses, down right bizarre incidents, and a few that showcase surprising acts of kindness (like a tough guy stopping his car in the middle of traffic to help an old lady cross the street). Reality TV is scripted and predictable. Russian dash cam videos are as real as it gets. Watch a couple of them and you won’t bitch about potholes again.
Critically Rated at 14/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young