People in Hudson perennially complain about speeding. The police perennially explain that they must devote their time to more serious criminal activity rather than "quality of life" issues like speeding. This morning in the "Bluff the Listener" segment of Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me on NPR, there was news of a vigilante effort in a village in Scotland that we may want to consider here.
The residents of Hopeman, a seaside village on the coast of the Moray Firth, are donning fluorescent vests and pointing hairdryers at cars, mimicking police officers with speed cameras, in an effort to deter speeding. Notwithstanding the picture above shows a member of the local Council in a high-visibility vest holding a hair dryer, the official position of local government is that deterring speeding is a matter for Police Scotland. The story is told by BBC News: "Hairdryers used to strike blow against speeders in Hopeman."
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