Rhode Island

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Rhode Island is bordered by Massachusetts to the north and Connecticut to the west. It takes roughly one hour (depending on traffic and daring of driver) to drive I-95 from the north to the eastern boarder of the state.

Traveling through Rhode Island is quick and pretty easy as New York is three hours south, and Boston one hour north of Providence (Along 95)

North on I-95

I-95 splits into I-93 (going directly through the city of Boston) and I-95 North (making a large half loop around Boston) Where 95 and 93 intersect again you can choose to stay on 93 north which will bring you to Manchester, NH and north through White Mountains National Forrest. By staying on 95 north you will take a eastern course that will bring you to Portland, Augusta, Bangor, Penobscot, and on up and over to Houlton, Maine where you can cross over into Canada.


Title 31 Motor and Other Vehicles

Chapter 18 Pedestrians
Section 12 Hitchhiking in road. No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride from the driver of any vehicle. Violations of this section are subject to fines enumerated in § 31-41.1-4.
Chapter 1 Definitions and General Code Provisions
Section 23 Types of Roads.
(h) "Roadway" means that portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, excluding the sidewalk, berm, or shoulder even when used by persons riding bicycles.

There are city ordinances that provide smaller communities with loop-holes to criminalize hitching. Anything from a rare $250 dollar (175.28 Euro) ticket, to jail time. Though jail time is normally reserved as an add-on offense rather than an arresting offense.



This was the 49th state for me to hichhike in, followed only by Hawaii, but MAN was it easy! I only caught a couple rides in the state, just wanted to pass through to cross it off my list, but I think my longest wait was like 90 seconds!Thewindandrain (talk) 00:22, 16 November 2013 (CET)

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