Diary snapshot: Traffic cones


Paranoia plays a part in this story. Perhaps the cone was not following the boat, but following me. It was a sinister presence. Even during the furious churn at the lock gates, the orange beast kept surfacing defiantly, mockingly.

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Traffic cones were first used in the United Kingdom in 1958, when the M6 motorway opened. These traffic cones were a substitute for red lantern paraffin burners being used during construction on the Preston Bypass. In 1961, David Morgan of Burford, Oxfordshire, UK believes that he constructed the first experimental plastic traffic cones, which replaced pyramid-shaped wooden ones previously used.

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