Hitchhiking

@amadeo (47977)
United States
December 1, 2017 11:18am CST
Good afternoon.Does anyone here hitchhiking When I was in the Navy we alway hitchhike to home Me and my buddy been doing this for some time then. this was back in the fifties.Rides were easy to come by. Then at times we had to break up for al lot of drivers do not want to pick two. Which is fine and work out nice.We never had any problem. But today.I would never ever do this again.Pretty scary this time of the year. I would not pick up anyone today.Unless I know the person. But I do not see too many on the road lately. Anyone here have any experience with this. Photo online
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Dec
I've never hitchhiked. I think it would be risky to do so today.
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@amadeo (47977)
• United States
1 Dec
@just4him today it will be.
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@1hopefulman (20361)
• Canada
1 Dec
Yes, at one time hitchhiking was common but these days you rarely see one anymore. It is much too dangerous.
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@amadeo (47977)
• United States
1 Dec
@just4him yes it is there.
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@LoriAMoore (10030)
• United States
1 Dec
I picked one up once in the 1980s
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@amadeo (47977)
• United States
1 Dec
@LoriAMoore it was not too bad back then
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@MALUSE (32882)
• Denmark
1 Dec
I've written a post on my hitch-hiking days.
My hitch-hiking days were in the 1960s, a time when most of the members weren´t born yet. Was it a safe way of travelling then or at least safer than today? I...
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@amadeo (47977)
• United States
1 Dec
@MALUSE I may have miss this one.Will give it a read.
@Corbin5 (81769)
• United States
1 Dec
I have never hitchhiked, but my husband hitchhiked back and forth from his hometown to college.
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@amadeo (47977)
• United States
1 Dec
@Corbin5.He was at the period when there was any violence in those days
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@LeaPea2417 (15362)
• Toccoa, Georgia
1 Dec
I have never hitched hiked. My Dad, has told me the story of how he and two friends hitch hiked to Florida from Georgia during one Spring Break way back in the day when he was in High School. Those were the days when more did it, when it was less dangerous.
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@amadeo (47977)
• United States
1 Dec
@LeaPea2417 yes it was at that time.Now it is dangerous.
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• Delhi, India
1 Dec
nope, never.
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@amadeo (47977)
• United States
1 Dec
@andriaperry (33147)
• Anniston, Alabama
1 Dec
When I was a teen I used to hitch hike, it was so dangerous but we never got hurt. Even the police would pull over and give us a ride home I am sure it scared my father when the police pulled up but ys they were kind and would offer us a ride.
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@amadeo (47977)
• United States
1 Dec
@andriaperry you were lucky in this time of era.
@JudyEv (101135)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Dec
We still pick up hitch-hikers but we are careful who we pick up. It isn't really recommended any more but as long as you're careful I think it can be safe.
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@DianneN (59544)
• United States
1 Dec
I haven't ever hitchhiked, but haven't seen anyone doing it for years either. Better safe than sorry,
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@teamfreak16 (36593)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Dec
Me and a buddy had to hitchhike from Belgium to the German border after his car broke down on the way back from England.
@amadeo (47977)
• United States
4 Dec
@teamfreak16 this must have been quite adventurous there.Wow!what year was this Scott
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@teamfreak16 (36593)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 Dec
@amadeo - 1989.
@amadeo (47977)
• United States
4 Dec
@teamfreak16 I see.How long did you stayed in that area?
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@Hannihar (12898)
6 Dec
I hitchhiked when I was younger, but now you never know who would pick you up and if you would make it to your destination. I don't do it anymore. I would rather be safe than sorry.
@amadeo (47977)
• United States
6 Dec
@Hannihar yes.Hitchhiked is not what it used to be.Today is very dangerous.With so many waco out there.
@Hannihar (12898)
6 Dec
@amadeo So so true Alfredo.
@amadeo (47977)
• United States
6 Dec
@Hannihar Have a good evening.
@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
1 Dec
Yes, I used to hitch-hike too, sometimes even on my own. And I used to offer rides to hitch-hikers, especially young overseas tourists who were easily identifiable.
@amadeo (47977)
• United States
1 Dec
@valmnz no danger there in your country?
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@valmnz (13162)
• New Zealand
1 Dec
@amadeo there wasn't until recent years. You wouldn't do it now of course. Young backpacker tourists were usually safe to pick up and often we spent time with them or even offered them accommodation. Now most most tourists travel by public transport.
@Emmlex1000 (1417)
• Lagos, Nigeria
1 Dec
The Bible is true which is says"the love of many shall wax cooled" we are in days where there is fear of theft, killings, kidnapper etc are rapid in the society
@amadeo (47977)
• United States
1 Dec
@Emmiex oh! yes we are in the days that you mentioned there
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• Lagos, Nigeria
2 Dec
@amadeo yes. U right
@sharon6345 (101924)
• United States
1 Dec
There was a lady that offered us a ride at a bus stop. it was over 100 degree and I took it. I was happy to get it.
@amadeo (47977)
• United States
1 Dec
@sharon6345 good for you there.
@sharon6345 (101924)
• United States
1 Dec
@amadeo THanks so much.
• Lakewood, Colorado
2 Dec
I hitchhiked a bit yes, but it was not always good to do, so ..course I wouldnt dream of doing it today
@amadeo (47977)
• United States
2 Dec
@TiarssOceanView that is for sure.I have not seen too many hitchhikers around here.
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@jobelbojel (5120)
• Philippines
2 Dec
Never done this even before. Glad it was safer during the old days.
@amadeo (47977)
• United States
2 Dec
@jobelbojel yes it was much safer in the old days
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@Fleura (6224)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec
I have never hitch-hiked - my mother always warned me off when I was growing up. Nowadays it is quite rare to see hitch-hikers at all.
@amadeo (47977)
• United States
1 Dec
@Fleura yes same here.Most people will not pick up those hitchhiker unless they know them
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@lady1993 (15600)
• Philippines
3 Dec
it is not a norm in our country. Maybe because it can be very dangerous. I tried it once though, i was with a friend and it was quite close. The driver was very nice
@LadyDuck (122260)
• Switzerland
2 Dec
Times have changed, I would never pick up someone and I would never dare to ask to someone to pick me up.