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Old 05-01-2014, 10:43 AM   #1
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"In Russia, motorcyclists, like car drivers, have to drive with cameras. This rider had a helmet-mounted camera turned on when he saw an old man trying to cross a very busy street. He stopped and shielded the pedestrian from traffic with his bike. How kind of him!"


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Old 05-02-2014, 11:42 AM   #2
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They "have" to drive with cameras? Cars too?
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:53 AM   #3
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They "have" to drive with cameras? Cars too?
I don't know if it's a law but, according to Wired:

"The sheer size of the country, combined with lax and often corrupt law enforcement, and a legal system that rarely favors first-hand accounts of traffic collisions has made dash cams all but a requirement for motorists."

Why Almost Everyone in Russia Has a Dash Cam | Autopia | WIRED

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"A dashcam (dashboard camera) refers to a portable and specialised onboard camera that attaches to the vehicle's interior windscreen by either via a supplied suction cup mount or tape mount. These dashcams basically continuously record whilst the vehicle is in motion or driven on the roadway.[1]

Dashcams are widespread in Russia[2] as a form of sousveillance, additional evidence in court, and as a guard against police corruption and insurance fraud.[3] They have been called "ubiquitous" and "an on-line obsession", and are so prevalent that dashcam footage was the most common footage of the 2013 Chelyabinsk meteor,[4] which was documented from a dozen angles."
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What if the cops take the camera away from those wanting to preserve the recording for legal purposes? I could see this happening here in the US. A cop and motorist fighting over the camera. Cop winning as usual of course.
I had no idea this was prevalent anywhere.
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What if the cops take the camera away from those wanting to preserve the recording for legal purposes? I could see this happening here in the US. A cop and motorist fighting over the camera. Cop winning as usual of course.
I had no idea this was prevalent anywhere.
I think the person might be in deep ****. Unless another motorist was taking pictures too.
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I think "have to" is for self preservation. Or it was per the report I saw.
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I think "have to" is for self preservation. Or it was per the report I saw.
I think you're right.
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What if the cops take the camera away from those wanting to preserve the recording for legal purposes? I could see this happening here in the US. A cop and motorist fighting over the camera. Cop winning as usual of course.
I had no idea this was prevalent anywhere.
Just my guess here. Since dash cams are ubiquitous in Russia, a judge just might believe a motorist who claimed the cop stole it. And, it's probably mounted somewhere that isn't easy to grab from outside the car.

Once dash cams are that commonplace, I think it makes the cops think twice before doing something they don't want recorded.
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