Different sizes of traffic cone and its application
* 4 - 6" Cones
These shorter cones are used in athletic events, obstacles courses, and games.
* 12" Traffic Cone
Used for indoor and outdoor applications. Indoors you may see these cones used in areas like work areas in a building or slippery floors. Outdoors these cones are most often used in parking lots.
* 18" Traffic Cone
18 inches is the minimum height required for street usage. These cones are typically used outdoors in street work areas, like line painting or other areas needing delineation.
* 28" Traffic Cone, 7lb
These cones are more appropriate for non-highway applications that may include street construction areas. Traffic cones of this size and weight are sometimes called 'metro cones'.
* 28" Traffic Cone, 10lb
28 inches is the minimum height required for freeway and highway applications and the 10 lb base makes them more stable. Highway cones must include reflective striping.
* 36" Traffic Cone, 10lb
Also used in freeway and highway applications and again should include reflective striping.