There are millions traffic cones in use globally. Cones are found on rooftops, sports fields, race tracks and countless parking lots, streets and highways. The Pixar movie Cars features a motel made from traffic cones and Seattle has a traffic cone monument that’s 18 feet high. There’s even a growing sector of artists who use traffic cones as their medium.

What started in the back of a small tire shop has grown into a cultural motif and has helped save an untold number of lives. Learn more about the traffic cone in this infographic from Traffic Safety Store.

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How The Traffic Cone Became One of America's Most Iconic Inventions

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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