I’ve done it. You’ve probably done it.
After stopping at a red light, you inadvertently stay stopped when the light goes green.
Eventually you hear another car blast its horn at you. Or you snap out of your daydream and realize that the light is green. Then you proceed through the intersection.
But have you ever stopped at a green traffic light?
There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt
Imagine slowing down your car as you approach a green light. You reach the traffic light and it’s still green. You apply the brakes and come to a complete stop.
What do you think people would say if you stopped at the green light?
“Come on! Move it fella!”
“Are you blind? The light is green!”