Traffic cones are used in a variety of ways including temporary modifications to separate and merge lanes, marking pedestrian paths, indicating potholes, and blocking-off roadside construction. Yet, this wildly successful innovation wasn’t a feat of meticulous engineering – it was the brainchild of a Los Angeles road worker and a local shop operator.

In this infographic, Traffic Safety Store looks at the history of traffic cones.

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The History of Traffic Cones

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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