What do the Different Coloured Traffic Cones Mean?

28 Jan 2021 Traffic Control

Depending on where you live, different coloured traffic cones can have different meanings. Understanding what the different coloured traffic cones mean will help you select the best products for your particular requirements. At Valley Traffic Systems, they carry a selection of traffic cones for rent and for sale in a range of different colours.

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How to Choose the Right Traffic Cone Colour?

Before selecting the right traffic cone colour, it is important to know where the cone will be placed and what message you are trying to convey to passersby. Some of the different coloured traffic cones that you can choose from include:

Red Traffic Cones

Red traffic cones are often used to block off areas where there is imminent danger that could lead to serious injury or even death. When using red traffic cones to mark highly dangerous areas, make sure to place them where they will not be in direct sunlight, as the sunlight can make the cones look more orange than red.

Orange Traffic Cones

The most commonly used colour of traffic cones is orange, as this colour can be used to notify passersby that there is a potential danger of serious injury or death. Orange traffic cones tend to be used in construction zones to provide drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians with enough notice to slow down and proceed with caution.

Yellow Traffic Cones

Similar to red and orange traffic cones, yellow cones can also be used to warn passersby of potential danger up ahead; however, yellow traffic cones tend to be used when there is a lower risk of being injured while passing through the area.

Lime Green Traffic Cones

Due to their improved visibility, lime green traffic cones can be used to help keep pedestrians and workers safe in dangerous conditions. Lime green traffic cones are most commonly used to mark entrances, as well as in areas with increased pedestrian activity and to warn workers about overhead utility lines.

Blue Traffic Cones

Blue traffic cones can be used to provide important information about non-hazardous areas to passersby. This colour traffic cone is also commonly used in less dangerous locations, such as stadiums and large complexes, to indicate accessible parking.

If you would like to learn more about what the different coloured traffic cones mean, or if you are interested in one of their traffic cone products, please contact Valley Traffic Systems at the location nearest you or by filling out a contact form on their website.