Brad Pitt is helping the Siberian city of Omsk to stop speeders. Russian traffic police came up with the idea of placing cardboard cutouts of Pitt wearing a traffic policeman’s uniform at various intersections throughout the city in the hopes that his appearance would get drivers to slow down. So far, it appears to be working. Officials say accidents are down as star-struck drivers slow to get a good look at Brad. Head of traffic police Dmitry Zaryanov told Pravda Daily: “There are many dangerous spots in Omsk, but a shortage of policemen. We had to improvise.” Each cutout costs only $113 dollars to manufacture. Just one thing – they haven’t asked Pitt’s permission, but hopefully the mega-star will be pleased that his celebrity status is being put to good use.