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stop-and-go

[stop-uh n-goh] /ˈstɒp ənˈgoʊ/
adjective
1.
characterized by periodically enforced stops, as caused by heavy traffic or traffic signals:
stop-and-go traffic.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25
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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.
  • For ordinary drivers, he recommends avoiding stop-and-go driving and idling, which depletes up to a gallon of gas per hour.
  • Aircraft conducting touch-and-go and stop-and-go operations are considered to be departing from an intersection.
  • stop-and-go is an application of the kinematic method.
  • stop-and-go driving could drastically reduce how far you can get on a tank of gas, so take that into consideration.
  • However, some projects such as stop-and-go vehicles can use fuel-based calculations.
  • Be aware that there may be narrow lanes, uneven pavement and stop-and-go traffic within work zones.

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