Councillor Dennis Slater said the bizarre idea shows how desperate the situation is
Villagers decided to take the law into their own hands after motorists kept ignoring the 30mph speed limit on the B-road which runs through their community.
They say cars drive through Hopeman, Moray, at such high speeds that it is only a matter of time before a child is hit.
But the Scottish villagers have now set up an action group to combat the menace.
The speeding is just outrageous and we've been working closely with the police who have been doing their best
Councillor Dennis Slater
Some of the members have taken to the roadside in fluorescent jackets – and are now pointing the nozzles of their hairdryers towards the road.
Councillor Dennis Slater, who lives in Hopeman and represents the Heldon and Laich ward said the bizarre idea shows how desperate the situation is.
He said: "The speeding is just outrageous and we've been working closely with the police who have been doing their best.
Erin Hepburn standing beside the roadside in Hopeman, Moray
"But the locals have taken the law into their own hands. It's gotten to the point where you see kids standing at the side of the road with hairdryers.
"It's a desperate measure that the local people and children are taking. They are putting on on hi-vis jackets and mimicking speed cameras with hairdryers.
"It lets you see the desperation.
"We have an action group set up and the kids are getting involved as well. I think it highlights the message we are trying to get out about speeding.
"We are not waiting for a fatality. We want something done now.
"I'm really pleading with drivers to slow down. It's especially dangerous when kids are making their way to school."
Mum-of-three Carmen Gillies, 38, said her children have drawing laminated 30mph signs to attach to lampposts outside their home to remind drivers to obey the law.
With no pavement on the family's side of the street, their driveway has become an impromptu bus stop for children in the evenings.
The Gillies and Lyal family have built ladders so the children don't need to go on the road
Mrs Gillies said: "I've heard of people standing with hairdryers in the street to get people to slow down.
"It might all sound like a joke but these are the sorts of lengths we have to go to to make sure our children are safe.
"The main worry is crossing the road. It's the main road through Hopeman and people just don't slow down.
"We want to do anything we can to stop an accident before it happens. We want to take action now if it's preventable."
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Mrs Gillies' neighbour, Cath Lyall, said: "Our children have started signalling to drivers to slow down and some of them have given the finger back – they think they own the road.
"They go really fast, don't slow down for children, and then give them a look as if they shouldn't be there."
Plans are now being drawn up to launch an action group in the village to come up with initiatives to get the message through to drivers.
Councillor Dennis Slater represents the Heldon and Laich ward
Constable Roy Cook from the Lossiemouth policing team insisted regular spot checks were done in the area.
He said: "We have had a number of complaints regarding speeding in Hopeman, which we will continue to address.
"This aligns with one of our priorities and supports Operation Cedar, which concentrates on reducing the number of serious and fatal traffic incidents in the north-east.
"Offenders will be dealt with by either warnings, the offer of a fixed penalty or a report to the procurator fiscal."