The conditions of Russian roads are perilous, with insane gridlock in cities and gigantic ditches, endless swamps and severe wintry emptiness on the backroads and highways. Then there are large, lawless areas you don't just ride into, the police with a penchant for extortion and deeply frustrated drivers who want to smash your face.
In an environment like this, it's little wonder that having an unblinking eye on your dashboard is essential for your morning commute.
Also, inadvertently, the dash cams that caught the Russian meteor in the act have become a critical tool in understanding where this object came from and how it caused so much damage over a populated region.
Image: The view from a dashboard camera during this morning's meteor event over Russia. Credit: fed potapow/Youtube