Video: Dash cam footage reveals Russia's closest shaves


Video: Dash cam footage reveals Russia's closest shaves

The Russian tourist board has avoided promoting its country as a destination for driving holidays and the plethora of shocking 'dash cam' footage on the internet is proof as to why.

Conditions are so bad in northern Eurasia that motorists have resorted to installing dash-mounted cameras to their vehicles to record each and every perilous journey they undertake.

These 'dash cams' as they are affectionately known, are the vehicular equivalent of an aeroplane's black box and provide reliable evidence following the likely event of a serious accident.

The footage has also produced many hours of cringe-inducing entertainment as it somehow worms its way onto the World Wide Web.

Below is a collection of some of the most shocking near misses ever captured on film.

Click play and be prepared to watch with mouth wide open and eyes hidden behind hands