If you noticed how many people had dash cam video of the spectacular meteor landing in Russia, and you guessed it might have something to do with rampant corruption in the remote area, congratulations, you were right. Via 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.
“You can get into your car without your pants on, but never get into a car without a dash cam,” Aleksei Dozorov, a motorists’ rights activist in Russia told Radio Free Europe last year.
The article goes on to suggest interested parties "Google 'Russia dash cam crash' in YouTube—or even better, Yandex.ru, the county’s equivalent of Google—and you’ll find thousands of videos showing massive crashes, close calls and attempts at insurance fraud by both other drivers and pedestrians."