I ran across some great videos of the meteor strike in Russia, which got me wondering: How did they manage to get all that great footage? Before I could ask Kim Schoenholtz, our resident astronomer, he gave me the answer: car cams. To continue:
Why do Russians install cameras in their cars? Because they’re scared of scams and police corruption. For their own protection, drivers install cameras in their vehicles.
Update (Feb 16): John Morris sends this wonderful collection of bad driving videos from Russia. Maybe we should require car cams everywhere.