“This crossing near where I live has buttons for horse riders. I thought it was quite unique and extremely British.”
How is riding a horse a British thing?
That signal could just as easily appear in any number of American cities.
Civil War part 2
Horse riding is not unique to the UK. Someone considering people on horses who may want to cross is what's unique to the UK. The signal *could* appear in many American cities, but it doesn't.
This is where the term c@#k ring comes from...
A little bit of cotton and you're going to make a better "first impression"...