Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationOther - Cars & Transportation · 1 decade ago

Why is it a stop light and not a go light?

16 Answers

  • Lab
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    If there was no light, you would keep going, wouldn't you?

  • 1 decade ago

    Way back in the Olden Days, they used to hang a single red light. If it was on, you had to stop.

    Then, they added green to the equation, because if the light bulb in the "stop" light burned out, people would not know to stop because the light wasn't on.

    Then, they added yellow to them because when the light changed from green to red, people would slam on their brakes causing rear end collisions.

    By the way, when was the last time you saw a "go" sign at intersection?

  • 1 decade ago

    because honestly some people just do not know when to stop, unless the light is red they will keep going and going!

  • 1 decade ago

    Hello... =)

    Well, if it were not present, one would not otherwise stop, no??

    I mean, you don't just randomly stop while driving about, just drive from your point of origin to your destination. So without "stop" lights, you wouldn't stop at all. The light causes you to stop, if it does anything at all, hence, it is a "stop" light.



  • How do you think about the answers? You can sign in to vote the answer.
  • 1 decade ago

    Because if you stop at the light (no matter what color it is), it is not near as bad as going at the stop light, no matter what color it is! Good question tho, it makes ya think!

  • 1 decade ago

    when we going we thinking (most of time) stop light- small rest for mind wich need this

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Stop takes priority over "go" most of the time.

  • 1 decade ago

    It's more important to stop then to go.

  • 1 decade ago

    Because it can only have one name, but it can do both. Sense you stop at it more then you go.....

  • 1 decade ago

    I dont know but you are an idiot stop wasting space and ask questions that matter.

Still have questions? Get your answers by asking now.