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    We recently were issued yellow safety cones from our dept. I was wondering if anyone knows what FLA DOT laws are in reference to what the law says the color of cones should be? I tried to find it on the internet but couldnt find it. Thanks.

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    any color, but never white after Labor Day.

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    last I checked, DOT only used orange.

    you know, the only color i've ever seen cones is orange....
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    Default Dan, Dan, Dan...

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    Please...read up on the illustrous history of the "Cone" here...

    http://animation.filmtv.ucla.edu/stu.../coneindex.htm


    To answer the origional posters question, the US DOT requires that all traffic control devices (Cones, Barrels, Delineaters, etc) be ORANGE IN COLOR for roadway use. Any color is acceptable for off-roadway use. For example, if you want to designate staging areas, triage, etc....get a dozen of each color and go to town. If you want to regulate / alter traffic flow or patterns, you MUST USE ORANGE. Have fun making a bicycle rodeo course for the kiddies in your neighborhood with your fancy yellow cones....thats all they're good for.
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    Those are clown hats NOT safety cones! Heh Heh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods
    Dang it! Who cares what color the Cone is, as long as the Ice Cream is good......
    Mom always told me to be careful of anything green!!!!
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    I would hate to see what you would be like in a forest
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    Hernando County? I'm surprised they can even afford cones!!!!!!

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    I personally think MUTCD is being used too heavily and beyond it's purpose by salesmen.

    For the person who said they have to be orange, read the definition of the color orange under the temporary work areas section of MUTCD:

    Where the color orange is required, fluorescent red-orange or fluorescent yellow-orange colors may also be used.

    So, it comes down to what shade of "Yellow" is in use by the original poster.

    If you read MUTCD, wide discretion is given to emergency services like Police, Fire, EMS. It's provisions for temporary situations are aimed at activities that can be planned in advanced or will be of long-duration and they explicitly recognize that the longer the incident, the more extensive the traffic control that can be deployed.

    I really don't think you'll ever see a cop pull someone over, and before they ask for license and registration set up a pattern of cones and advance warning signs. Things like short-term emergency scenes or a DOT truck stopping to clear a dead deer don't have the same requirements as planned road construction.

    While using MUTCD for some of the good guidance it gives, for goodness sakes don't throw common sense out the window and say you have to do this or have to do that under MUTCD. And if anyone is about to try and say that, give us the cite of the specific part of MUTCD -- here it is in all it beaucractic glory: http://mutcd.fhwa.dot.gov/pdfs/2003/pdf-index.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by wag11c
    Hernando County? I'm surprised they can even afford cones!!!!!!
    Good point. And why do they need cones in the woods?
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    I've only ever seen orange... didn't know there were other possibilities.
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    These multi-colored cones were probably invented by the same people who started painting fire trucks with weird colors, too (like YELLOW).
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    Not sure if these cones are DOT certified, but they're guaranteed to stop traffic!
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