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Be Careful of the Traffic Cones

Thursday, April 25, 2013 By: admin

traffic cone, traffic cones, orange cone, orange traffic cones, orange traffic cone, safety cones, safety coneCrazy night out on the town and you see a traffic cone, what’s going to happen?  Many people will take the cone and run with it on their head for a while, some may even decide  it would be a great addition to their dorm room or apartment.  But not so fast, stealing a traffic cone is actually grounds for a FELONY.

How many cops are going to give you a felony for stealing a traffic cone?  Most likely a very small majority, but just be smart out there.  You give them too much of a hard time and you never know what could happen.  This goes for all traffic safety supplies you see on the road like barricade lights and parade barricades.  Think twice before you grab them!

traffic cones, traffic cone, plastic traffic cone, orange traffic cone, 28 traffic coneThough I just started selling traffic cones, I have found rather quickly that the most popular traffic cone is the 28″ and typically weighs around 9 lbs.  This may vary from person to person, but it seems to hold true at this point.

When looking for traffic cones, you will notice that a lot of times though a cone may be the same height, it is not the same weight.  Manufacturers tend to change up weights depending on what they think their end users want.

traffic cone, traffic cones, construction cone, construction conesI decided to bring up the topic of traffic cone bases because there seems to be some confusion.  It depends on who makes the product, but generally, the traffic cones are made in a way that they do not need bases.

The way it works is the traffic cones are heavy enough so that they do not need bases.  Of course you can always add bases to your cones if you want to but it will cost extra money to buy those bases.

traffic cones, traffic cone, orange cone, orange traffic cone, construction cone, construction cones, plastic cone, plastic conesThis time of year (construction season) you really can’t go on any sort of drive without seeing traffic cones.  They are probably in your city or town, and on the freeway as you go to work.  If you hoped you wouldn’t see them on your drive down to New Jersey for your family vacation in August, well you probably will.

If you stop by your local car wash, you will probably see green or blue traffic cones directing you to the building.  Even when stopping at your son’s or daughter’s soccer practice, you will see mini traffic cones for them to dribble between.  You really can’t get away from them, they are everywhere.

traffic cone, traffic cones, safety cone, safety cones, orange cone, orange cones, construction cone, construction cones, 28lb cones, 28lb coneA traffic cone can either be made a specific weight that is suitable for a particular job, or it can have weights put on top of the base in order to keep it down.  Traffic cones may need to be a certain weight for a variety of reasons.  It could be that you need them to stay up to high winds.

It could be that you need them to stay up even when hit by a car, though less likely.  To explore the different weight options, first find out the weight of the cone and then the accessories they offer in order to increase the weight of the traffic cone and keep it down.