I’m always a bit amazed at the deference that California drivers show to pedestrians. Or for that matter the deference that California pedestrians show to traffic signals. In college, I went to a movie in Westwood with a bunch of friends and as we were walking back to the car. 11p, not a car in sight, and they were all planning on waiting for the “walk” signal.
The flip side being that when I, using my habits acquired in the city of my birth cross ignoring signals and just watching traffic am amazed at cars that will stop even though there’s no chance of them coming anywhere near me.