There are many instances where traffic cones are necessary to be used. Whether an accident has occurred or road work is underway, these pieces of construction equipment are used to divert traffic from the standard flow ordinarily achieved by the painted lines on the pavement. The usefulness of these devices is primarily seen in their ability to be lightweight and portable as well as globally recognized as a structure you want to avoid. Without these indicators, vehicles would find out too late about the pothole under repair by the workers who are out to lunch. The prevention of accidents and controlling the flow of traffic is what traffic cones do best.MUTCD 7lbs 28" Black Base PVC Traffic ConesThe ability of traffic cones to provide proper road safety is inherently built into the product itself. Bright orange obviously draws the attention of even the most inattentive drivers and the reflective strips guarantee their visibility during bad weather and at night. Is orange not your color? Fluorescent lime green is also available. The conical shape has a sturdy base to resist being pushed or knocked over by the wind. Their stacking abilities make them extremely portable and convenient for road workers. The rubber and plastic materials prevent damage to vehicles should a driver steer out of control and into a traffic cone.The most important qualities of road safety-those of visibility, stability and capability to convey a message-are all provided by traffic cones. However, they can be used in the form of safety cones in an indoor environment as well. Bright yellow and highly visible "wet floor" safety cones serve the purpose of warning fast-paced pedestrians that the floor has been mopped or something has been spilled and slipping is likely to occur. There are different sized cones and some are embossed with words like "caution" printed on the side. Snap-on cone signs are useful for conveying a quick and temporary message like "no parking" or "men at work." You could even customize a snap-on cone sign to say whatever you want it to.Whether you are blocking off a dangerous hole, diverging traffic, reserving a parking spot or setting up an obstacle course, you cannot go wrong with traffic cones. As one of the most versatile pieces of construction equipment available today, traffic cones can be serious tools or ones used for recreation. Their durable construction guarantees your investment will last a very long time if cared for properly.