The UK added a steady amber caution aspect to grade crossing lights, and a requirement for emergency telephones, after the Hixton accident in 1968.
This adds an extra five seconds to the total time between the first warning and the arrival of a train.
Would this extra time make a difference in Canada and the US?
The other thing that you see a lot in the UK is clear signs reminding road users: "A second train is approaching if gates stay down"
Full details of the UK crossing regulations can be found here:
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