It really isn’t so cut and dry. People walk out at cross streets without crosswalks causing cars to suddenly slam on their brakes, and perhaps get rear-ended from the car behind them. Some pedestrians don’t even look before “trusting” their cross walk and don’t give cars much of a chance to slow down in time. Other times they will push the stop light button, only to cross when they want, leaving the rest of us to sit at a red light waiting while no one is crossing the street.
Lastly, I’ll wager every one of these folks who are complaining about this drive and/or ride in a car. Similar to uptight bicyclists, the scent of hypocrisy permeates the intersection.