Most of the crazy dash camera videos we see come through the former Soviet Union, but that is not to say that drivers there are any worse than anywhere else. Roads in that part of the world are like the wild west and it sounds like the only way drivers stand a chance to protect themselves against thieves, liars and bad drivers is to catch the act on video.
Dash cameras are rapidly becoming more common in North America, especially in cities that are known for their bad drivers, like Vancouver. This compilation by YouTuber xSupD is clearly an ad for dash cam sales, but it does appear to all have been captured on the streets of Van City.
Keep your eyes open Vancouverites, because it would seem that many of your fellow drivers have theirs closed.