Traffic cones, known as pylons, traffic circles, witche […]
Traffic cones, known as pylons, traffic circles, witches hats, road cones or safety cones, are generally circular pylons marked with colored tape, metal rods, or reflective tape and laid on the roads to temporarily divert traffic in an organized way. These are widely used by the law enforcement agencies for maintaining the flow of traffic. A traffic cone is useful when you need to mark the path of moving vehicles safely and when marking out the intersections. You can lay them on the road, shoulders, sidewalks, parking lots, or any other area where traffic is required to pass. These are commonly used by the police and highway maintenance services for marking out the way or directing traffic.
Traffic cones come in various sizes and shapes. Some of the most common types are perforated and reflective. Both kinds have the ability to detect the vehicle speed and change color from red to white when the speed gets over a predefined level. You can use standard black perforated cones for standard parking lots and street while you can use reflective stripes for elevated areas like expressways and freeways. When you are using standard cones in a parking lot or street then you can put reflective strips to increase the visibility.
You should keep in mind that traffic cones are used to maintain the flow of traffic so you can watch the traffic safely. The reflective surface makes the cone visible to the drivers behind when they are travelling and to prevent them from colliding into it. For example, when you are coming from the parking lot and you see the cones arranged in a square pattern then you can easily identify the direction to go. If you know that the next car in line will be arriving in a few minutes then you can move your cones before the arrival of the car.
It is important that you ensure that you do not use too many traffic cones on the same area. Too much of them can reduce the visibility and you will not be able to see what is going on safely. You also need to position the cones in such a way that they are visible from both sides of the road. If they are positioned so that only a part of the road is visible then you will not be able to help the other drivers. You need to make sure that traffic cones are placed where traffic can see them clearly and safely.
Traffic cones can also be used during temporary road construction or road works to help reduce the traffic congestion. You need to position them carefully to avoid hitting pedestrians, causing accidents and disrupting traffic flow. Some of the traffic control devices are attached to the barriers or concrete and they are called traffic cones. It is important that you are careful when using traffic cones during road works because you need to make sure that they are not hit by the workers or damaged in some way.
When it comes to safety, you should never compromise on the safety of the other drivers on the road. You should always use traffic cones whether you are having a permanent traffic control project or you are just doing temporary road improvements to improve visibility. By using the right reflective gear and accessories with your traffic cones you will increase visibility and help the other drivers to drive safely. Safety is absolutely essential when you are out on the road.