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Clever residents don traffic vests and hairdryers to combat speeders

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Scottish residents fed up with speeders have taken the law into their own hands by setting up speed traps- with hairdryers.

Hopeman village residents concerned about cars blazing through their narrow roads at up to 60 MPH have taken to wearing high-visibility vests and holding hairdryers, mimicking Police Scotland officers setting up a speed trap.

“It’s very dangerous, the speed that the traffic is doing through Hopeman is quite serious, especially when the kids are going to school in the morning,” said Moray councilor Dennis Slater. “This is why some of the residents have resorted to taking out hairdryers and putting on hi-vis vests to try to slow the traffic down. We don’t like to be seen standing with hairdryers and hi-vis vests, we are trying to emphasize to people the desperate situation.”

According to the BBC, Police Scotland released a statement expressing their concern about both the speeders and the faux traffic officers, which include children.

“Road safety is a priority for Police Scotland, particularly for North East division, PS wrote. “We are aware of complaints regarding speeding in Hopeman, which we are continuing to address. This aligns with one of our divisional priorities and supports Operation Cedar, which concentrates on reducing the number of serious and fatal road traffic incidents within the North East area.”

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