What are these widgets for?

So, I was riding back home around 10 PM and I rode over one of these glow-in-the-light thingies. I wasn't expecting to run over anything on an otherwise smooth part of Cimmaron Trail in Irving, Texas. I became curious about where they were placed in the lane and so I rode further than my street off Cimmaron to check out if there were any more of there and yes there were a bunch. However, all of them were right smack in the middle of the lane(s).

What purpose do they serve? I suppose they can tell you where the middle of the street or the lane is. However, if they are in the middle of the lane, what purpose do they serve? I am lost!

I look to you experts to understand this enigma.

Thanks in advance.

Peace :)

Comments

  1. Blue reflectors usually indicate a fire hydrant. I haven't seen them in the middle of lanes, however.

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  2. From my observation, they mark where a fire hydrant is. I haven't found any that disprove this theory (marks with no fire hydrants), but I've seen lots of fire hydrants without these markings.

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  3. Yup. Fire hydrant. They put them in the middle of the lane here, too.

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  4. So, Chandra, you coming along when we go visit ChipSeal?

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  5. I had no idea, you learn something new every day!

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  6. Thanks y'all for explaining what these widgets are for.

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  7. Going out for breakfast, I saw at least six blue ones in the middle of lanes. Each corresponded to a fire hydrant. None in lane that were not blue.

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