A FEARLESS grandmother has taken the law into her own hands by using a hair dryer to trick speeding drivers into slowing down.
Patti Baumgartner, of Polson, Montana grew fed up with cars flying down the local road where her grandchildren often play.
So rather than waiting for the police to step in, she decided to take to the street with a hair dryer to trick motorists into thinking it was a speed gun.
Patti said: "They forget to slow down and there's a lot of people who are complaining that they can't walk or ride there bikes.
"I wouldn't even attempt riding a bike around.
"We were talking about maybe something would slow the cars down. So, we decided to put me in a chair and I guess use the hair dryer as a speed thing."
While it is unclear if the bizarre tactic actually works, Patti plans on continuing until local drivers get the message.
But her efforts to keep the roads safe haven't gone unnoticed, with a photo posted by her son Tim going viral.
One user commented on the photo: "I love people who actually take charge and stop complaining! Way to go lady!"
While another person joked: "It looks like a person with a blow dryer sitting in a law chair. Does anyone really think she's a cop?"
The local police have even jumped behind her innovative technique, with Montana Highway Patrol Trooper Noah Pesola making her a honorary trooper.
He said: "It's not an official (title) or anything like that for the honorary trooper, which is kinda what I called it.
"I didn't know what else to do for her, when she's doing something for the community and like she says she's got grandkids in the area so she's doing something for her grandkids’ benefits.
"The best thing I could think of was give her a trooper hat and a badge to make her look a little more official."