A question for the British dopers. British railroads have at-grade crossings with roads. Do you think British railroads have the same number of train-road vehicle collisions as do we in the U.S.? Not in absolute numbers necessarily, but sort of an “X number of collisions per crossing/track mile/train density” situation.
I ask because a long-time British friend of mine and I were discussing a collision that took place near his home (in the U.S.). He left Britain perhaps 35 years ago and his recollection was that very few such collisions took place back then.
BTW: I’ve also long assumed that such collisions were infrequent, but only because I rarely hear about them originating in Britain. On the other hand we seem to have them regularly in the U.S.