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What You Should Know About Traffic Safety Cones

Find out more about the advantages of traffic safety cones and why you should, in fact, always have them readily accessible in your vehicle.

Remember learning how to parallel park for the first time? Good times! Right? It is fun to be a brand new driver, trying to squeeze a three-ton metal box in between two bright, small orange cones in the middle of a parking lot.

You practiced and practiced, focused on the position of those cones, maybe until your eyes flash orange. They helped you reach that milestone. You got your drivers' license because you learned how to parallel park. Now you're an experienced driver and discovered the irony that you'll (probably) never have to parallel park again!

Those orange cones had one very important purpose. They provided a visual guide or hazard symbol to assist you in operating a motor vehicle, indicating where there are borders and limits. While they may seem like simple pieces of equipment, traffic cones actually play a vital role in keeping drivers safe and ensuring that traffic flows smoothly.

Every single day, they help to control traffic flow and provide optimum traction for both pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Construction workers, emergency responders, and everyday drivers can all benefit from using traffic safety cones.

What Are Traffic Safety Cones and What Do They Do?

Traffic cones are cone-shaped objects that are used to control the movement of traffic on roadways. They are often placed in the middle of the road to indicate to drivers where they should go, and can also be used to divert traffic away from dangerous or congested areas.

Primarily, they function as a strong visual indicator. The combination of color, shape, and reflective light alert drivers to keep away and/or redirect movement.
There are several benefits associated with using these products in road construction projects. They are made of lightweight material, which means they can be moved by a single person and repositioned anywhere on the job site. However, the sturdy base allows them to remain grounded and unlikely to be collected by heavy wind.

In addition to being lightweight and durable, traffic cones also offer the following benefits:

  • Easily visible in all levels of lighting with no modifications
  • Sturdy; should not fade, crack or shrink over time
  • UV resistance keeps color intact for a great length of time
  • Easy to store (stackable) with the idea that you need many of them

     

    Unarguably the most important benefit provided by the use of traffic safety cones is that oftentimes it prevents motor vehicle accidents. If you have ever visited a construction site, then you may have noticed that many traffic cones are placed along the edges of the road to direct drivers away from tight or hazardous areas. Sometimes they are also used to indicate where new lanes will be added to the road, which helps to prevent the likelihood of a car accident.

    Traffic safety cones provide the following safety benefits:

    FOR CONSTRUCTION & REPAIRS

    Every day, traffic safety cones protect workers while they need to perform their jobs on dangerous roadways. From roadway construction and repairs to fixing telephone lines, many workers rely on these cones for safety. And we rely on them to keep our roads in good condition!

    FOR SPORTING & RECREATION

    Traffic safety cones are also used for sporting events to direct traffic where it is known that many vehicles will be gathered in a tight space. They are used by schools, event organizers, and sports teams.

    FOR EVERYDAY DRIVERS

    If you carry traffic safety cones in your vehicle, and your car breaks down, you can use them to alert other drivers to keep a distance - especially if you are changing a tire. Yield signals are okay, but traffic cones should be used as an added layer of distance between you and a moving vehicle.

    LifeSupplyUSA Traffic Safety Cones

    All LifeSupplyUSA traffic cones have the following benefits:

    1. Collapse & stack. Easy travel, easy storage.
    2. Made of orange oxford fabric with reflective strips, plastic base.
    3. High-visibility, from 800-1000 ft away.

     

    The following traffic safety cones can be found at the LifeSupplyUSA store:

      4PK Collapsible 15.5 Inch Reflective Multi-Purpose Pop Up Road Safety Extendable Traffic Cones
      • 15.5" inches in height, comes in a pack of 4.
      • Visible up to 800 ft away.
      Collapsible 18" Inch Reflective Multi-Purpose Pop Up Road Safety Extendable Traffic Cone with LED Light Lamp Topper
      • 18" inches in height, single unit. Comes with LED Light Lamp Topper!! (Needs two AAA batteries).
      • Visible up to 850 ft away.

      Collapsible 28" Inch Reflective Multi Purpose Pop Up Road Safety Extendable Traffic Cone with LED Light Lamp Topper

      • 28" inches in height, single unit. Comes with LED Light Lamp Topper!! (Needs two AAA batteries).
      • Visible up to 1000 ft away.

       

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