characterized by periodically enforced stops, as caused by heavy traffic or traffic signals: stop-and-go traffic.

1920–25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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That's the danger zone for urban fender benders in stop-and-go traffic.
The engine is silky smooth and tractable for easy going around town or in
  stop-and-go traffic.
Then, as more people are added, it begins to show stop-and-go patterns and
  sometimes extreme crushing.
It is late in the evening rush hour, typical stop-and-go traffic.
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