What Makes a Cone Legal for Road Use?


There are many places have needs of Traffic cones.

It's important to use the Cone which meets a certain standard for the safe constructions.  

 Here is a standard of cone picture below:


                         The all-purpose cone*

 *Height requirements vary by state. 36-inches for highways in FL and DE


What Makes a Cone Legal for Road Use? 


  • Approved as channelizing device -- "tool used to temporarily guide traffic on public roads" -- by the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD)

  • Safe for cars because it's molded from shock-absorbing plastic unlike stiff all-purpose cones

  • Meets requirements for height*, color (chromaticity coordinates) and luster (luminance factor) set by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)