Traffic cones, also safety cones or construction cones, are usually orange markers which are placed on roads or footpaths to temporarily redirect car or foot traffic. They used to create a temporary separation of traffic or merge lanes during road construction or car accidents. You've found the largest selection and widest variety of MUTCD Compliant traffic cones in the nation. All of our orange traffic cones and tubes are in stock and ready to ship.
Choose from black-bottom or solid orange for road cones, parking cones, and soccer cones. We also offer white valet cones and tubes, blue accessibility cones for handicap areas, and pop-up LED cones in several colors. We can create custom colored traffic cones for you in any color. If you have a logo or initials we can print them on the cone for you.
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Our Traffic Cones are expertly crafted using the highest quality materials and are backed by a quality guarantee. With their reinforced handle design, the grabber traffic and safety cones can support the weight of stacked cones and bases and prevent them from sticking together when stacked. TrafficSafetyExperts.com offers traffic cones in many sizes and colors. Bars can be stretched across them to mark-off areas. Retractable belts can be mounted to them and extended to also mark-off areas. Plastic chain or rope can be strung between looper cones to designate larger areas.
In the United States, cones are required by the US Federal Highway Administration's Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) to be fitted with reflective white bands to increase night-time visibility. The MUTCD, which has been administered by the FHWA since 1971, is a compilation of national standards for all traffic control devices, including road markings, highway signs, and traffic signals. It is updated periodically to accommodate the nation's changing transportation needs and address new safety technologies, traffic control tools and traffic management techniques. Traffic cones are used to mark Temporary Traffic Control (TTC) Zones, "An area of a highway where road user conditions are changed." A work zone is defined as "An area of a highway with construction, maintenance or utility work activities." An incident zone is defined as a zone "Imposed by authorized officials in response to a traffic incident." A planned event is defined as "Closing a street for a festival" or "Extended throughout a municipality" for an event such as a road race. Special lanes are defined to "Divide vehicular traffic lanes or channelize pedestrians and cyclists." All of these quoted statements are from MUTCD, 2009 edition
6-inch cone is not for use on public roads. They are for everyday use are great to mark off courses or indoor hazards in a warehouse.
12-inch cone is not for use on public roads. They are great for soccer fields or other athletic events. 18-inch cone can be used on roadways where speeds are less than 45 mph. They are great for marking landscaping projects or parking areas.
28-inch cone with a 10 lb or greater base weight can be used on roadways where speeds are greater than 45 mph. They are great for marking hazards or blocking off roadways.
36-inch cone with a 10 lb or greater base weight can be used on roadways where speeds are greater than 45 mph. They are great for industrial road projects, marking entranceways or used in utility projects.
42-inch cone with a 10 lb or greater base weight can be used on roadways where speeds are greater than 45 mph. They are great for projects that need a high degree of visibility.
Orange cones are used to mark Temporary Traffic Control Zones. Lime green cones signal increased pedestrian activity and mark entryways. Blue cones used to mark accessible parking and signal overhead wires. White cones for valet parking, equestrian sport, and sponsor display. Yellow cones are used to caution the public in indoor areas (wet floors). Pink cones for children's areas, celebrations, and cancer awareness. Black cones are used in funerals and with orange cones for contrast. Red cones guide indoor machine traffic and block workplace hazards. Green cones are often used as markers on track and field courses. Purple cones may be used in sports, parties, and other events.
Collapsible "light-Up" cones pop up and are a safer, more energy efficient alternative to road flares. They are traditional carried by law enforcement or other first responders. They’re made of nylon, foldable, and use a switch-powered LED bulb instead of an open flame. Some truck drivers also carry them in case of incident as they conveniently collapse and include a handy carrying bag. Tubular "Delineator" Cones are tall hollow traffic cone tubes such as grabber cones, looper tubes, and grabber tubes. They are recognized by the MUTCD for delineation purposes. They are typically used roadside or off-road and are found in quite a lot of construction areas or for events. They’re designed to string tape, chain, cone bars and more. They are also often used for crowd control.