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Lifesaving traffic cone launched

A traffic cone that 'screams' when it is hit by a vehicle has been backed by the Highways Agency, following the death of eight road workers in three years across the UK.

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'Screaming' traffic cone launched to cut roadworker deaths

Sign advising motorists to be careful when passing. Credit: PA

An 'intelligent' road cone which screams when hit by a vehicle will help save lives, claims the Highways Agency.

In the last three years, eight roadworkers have been killed by motorists while undertaking maintenance work on motorways and major A roads.

The cone works by 'screaming' when it's hit by a passing vehicle, which often happens at high speed.

This week the Highways Agency, which is responsible for the road network in England, is campaigning for drivers to take extra care and obey speed limits through roadworks.

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