Safety Metrics - Red Light / Green Light

My young son has spent the early days of this summer playing his own version of the classic kids game “Red Light / Green Light”. Because I’m an occupational safety attorney (and, therefore, the polar opposite of a “fun dad”), he got me thinking about the topic of leading and lagging safety metrics. In case the tie-in isn’t obvious to you (and any young children in your life are probably thankful if it isn’t…), the utility of the “yellow” light as a safety tool in a red, yellow, green traffic signal varies depending upon whether individual drivers view the yellow as a leading or lagging indicator (or “metric”). If you view yellow as a leading indicator that the light will soon be red, you sho

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