Sunday, May 31, 2015
Head Cone.....or.....Cone Head
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.
Traffic cones were invented in 1940 by American Charles D. Scanlon, 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.
On the other hand, on a Spring Day in Canada, we saw an olde fella walking on the side of a small country road, proudly wearing such a Cone as a safety measure. We sure could see him a long way off with that cone moving back and forth. ha,ha