What would the last few weeks of the year be without a recap of the good, the bad and the ugly as captured by dashboard cameras around the world?

Some of these videos we’ve already brought Blaze readers when they first made news, but there are some new ones too.

The most notable dashcam videos of the year by far have to be the ones that captured the February meteor as a sailed down toward Chelyabinsk, Russia.

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This video by RT compiled several dashcam views of that event:

There were quite a few stunning accidents — or near accidents — recorded throughout the year via dashcam as well:

Then there was this man strung out on meth who was stunned when an officer shot him in the leg after he dragged him several yards:

This police cruiser went into terrifying somersault after being hit by another driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel:

And continuing down the line of police injured in the line of duty as captured via dashcam, this former Marine cop was shot in the face – and she still went after the suspect:

This compilation shows the works of “The Punisher,” a guy in Russia who rear-ends people who cut him off:

And here’s what it looks like to be narrowly missed by a giant bolder rolling in a landslide:

Given that many dashcam videos capture accidents or other incidents that would be categorized as negative, a compilation video of dash cameras capturing positive events was highly refreshing earlier this year:

Here’s to looking forward to a what 2014 will bring in the realm of dashcam videos.

(H/T: Jalopnik)

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