Russian crash-cams catch crashing meteor

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By Kathleen Atkins

The world was thunderstruck last week by images (YouTube video) of the meteor that had streaked across the Russian sky, blasting windows, injuring or startling bystanders with flying glass, bricks, tea, and pots of flowers — and generally shattering Russians’ usually steely nerves.

How marvelous — and strange — that so many Russian drivers recorded the event with their automobile dash cams. Why were so many at the ready? As it happens, driving is notoriously dangerous on Russian roads. Consequently, many Russians dare not venture out in a car without a live dash cam to gather unexpected (or possibly expected) road-incident evidence. Check out these well-founded reasons for defensive driving and videography. Play the video

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