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Traffic cones are widely used in the UK to direct traffic, mark off construction sites and to provide safety to road workers. However, not all traffic cones are created equal and choosing the right colour and size can make a big difference in improving traffic safety.

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Colour

The standard colour for traffic cones in the UK is orange, which is highly visible and can be easily spotted by drivers from a distance. This colour is also widely recognised and associated with road works, making it easy for drivers to understand what they should expect.

However, in certain situations, such as night-time road works, it is recommended to use reflective cones which can be easily seen by drivers even in low light conditions. Reflective cones are fitted with reflective tapes, which reflect the light from vehicles and help drivers identify them from a distance.

Coloured Traffic Cones Sizing Regulation Safety Traffic Management Road Maintenance Traffic cones UK Traffic safety Coloured cones Reflective cones Visibility Road works Drivers Low light conditions Green Yellow Blue Orange Black no parking Motorway closures Standard height 750mm cones Larger cones Traffic management Road maintenance Safety regulations Highly visible situations Traffic flow Road workers Choosing the right cones Street Solutions UK

Size

The size of traffic cones is also important to consider as it directly affects their visibility. The standard height of traffic cones in the UK is 750mm, which provides enough visibility for drivers to see them even from a distance. However, for highly visible situations, such as motorway closures, it is recommended to use larger cones with a height of 1000mm.

Conclusion

Choosing the right colour and size of traffic cones is important for improving traffic safety in the UK. Orange cones are widely recognised and easily visible, while reflective cones can be easily seen in low light conditions. The standard height of 750mm is suitable for most situations, but larger cones can provide even greater visibility in highly visible situations. By ensuring that traffic cones are the right colour and size, road workers and motorists can be kept safe, and traffic flow can be effectively managed.

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