Road Safety: Traffic Cones & Barrier Fences

Traffic Cones & Barrier Fences

Last updated on August 7th, 2019 at 09:59 am

At The Ramp People we never stop to evolve our business. We are always looking for new possibilities to extend our ranges and we are happy to announce that we will shortly welcome Traffic Cones & Barrier Fences to our Road Safety family.

Traffic cones, also called traffic pylons, road cones, highway cones, safety cones, witch’s hat, or construction cones, are usually cone-shaped markers that are placed on roads or footpaths to temporarily redirect traffic in a safe manner. They are often used to create separation or merge lanes during road construction projects or automobile accidents, although heavier, more permanent markers or signs are used if the diversion is to stay in place for a long period of time.

Traffic cones were invented by American Aaron Stanley, who got the idea for the traffic cone while working as a painter for the Street Painting Department of the City of Los Angeles. The patent for his invention was granted in 1943.

The first traffic cones used in the United Kingdom occurred in 1958, when the M6 motorway opened. These traffic cones were a substitute for red lantern paraffin burners being used during construction on the Preston Bypass. In 1961, David Morgan of Burford, Oxfordshire, UK believes that he constructed the first experimental plastic traffic cones, which replaced pyramid-shaped wooden ones previously used.

Barrier fences are temporary solutions to prevent passage into a dangerous area or for event management and pedestrian control usage.

Our new barrier fences can be extended to any length required and are easily interlocked to each other. They are designed for straight pavements but can also be used on sloping ground.

We expect both products by the end of May 2016. If you need any information, please also contact our friendly sales team.

Traffic Cone in London

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