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What the Russia?: Why Are Dash Cams So Popular There?

If you’ve spent any time online, you more than likely have come across a dash cam video coming from Russia. But why are these so popular in the country? In short, protection. Insurance fraud and police corruption are so rampant in the former Soviet Union that Russians citizens have begun to protect themselves via these devices.

But not only are these ubiquitous machines perfect for capturing rip off artists. They’re also fantastic at filming “holy crap!” moments, whether these be insane freak accidents or road rage brawls. Fusion correspondent and Brochacho in Chief Fidel Martinez joined the host of “The Morning Show” to tells us more about Russian dash cams.

What the Russia?: Why Are Dash Cams So Popular There?

If you’ve spent any time online, you more than likely have come across a dash cam video coming from Russia. But why are these so popular in the country? In short, protection. Insurance fraud and police corruption are so rampant in the former Soviet Union that Russians citizens have begun to protect themselves via these devices.

But not only are these ubiquitous machines perfect for capturing rip off artists. They’re also fantastic at filming “holy crap!” moments, whether these be insane freak accidents or road rage brawls. Fusion correspondent and Brochacho in Chief Fidel Martinez joined the host of “The Morning Show” to tells us more about Russian dash cams.

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