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Picking up hitchhikers

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Most hitchhikers will try to converse with you to get to know you, in case they are not talking its good to try to initiate a conversation as they could be tired from all the waiting and walking.
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== Common hitchhiking spots ==One can find hitchhikers on almost all areas on a road or close to it, but there's several kinds of places where it's more common and likely to see them. === Traffic light lights ===
Sometimes you encounter hitchhikers at [[Traffic light hitchhiking|traffic lights]]. If the traffic light is followed by a convenient place to stop it's best to go there. Otherwise you have to [[trust]] on your instinct.
=== Motorway on-ramp, bus stops ===
Bus stops are convenient places to stop. Motorway on-ramps can be more tricky, but are similar.
=== [[Petrol station hitchhiking|Petrol stationstations]] ===
Many hitchhikers prefer to ask drivers for rides at petrol stations. This gives both hitchhikers as well as drivers more time to think, chat, and develop a rapport with which they can [[trust]] in one another. Some of the people working at the stations don't like hitchhikers and consider it soliciting so can be rude and may ask them to leave so if you feel like giving them a ride ask them to wait for you out side the gas station until you pick them up.
==Flexibility==
Hitchhikers are flexible travelers as - when it comes to rides as , their main concern usually is to get to the destination, so often they wouldndon't mind sitting in the back of a truck, if its it's allowed (for example in [[Missouri]] its allowed to sit in the back of a truck), sitting with their backpacks in their lap, or any other way that might be considered uncomfortable. Ask It's best to ask them if they would be willing to ride in the back if that way, as often a hitchhiker will prefer an uncomfortable ride to no ride at all. If you feel uncomfortable or don't have room to sit or simply leavein the cabin, offering a ride in the back can be a good option. Many hitchhikers consider it a very fun way to ride, and some actually prefer it because of the open view, the wind, etc.
== Stuff ==
== More information ==
* [http://web.archive.org/web/20111011054156/http://www.digihitch.com/article480.html 'Why do people pick up hitchhikers?'] An , an article at [http://www.digihitch.com Digihitch]
* A story written by a driver in the [[United States of America|USA]] and who see hitchhikers every day. He made some rules for himself. For an experienced hitchhiker-traveler they might sound funny, but it gives you a nice look in the mind of someone who picks up hitchhikers on a daily basis. "Every morning and evening, I see people hitchhiking on the 602 to get to Gallup and back." [http://robingallup.wordpress.com/2008/10/14/hitchhikers/ link]
* Stop & Wander, a Girl’s Guide to Picking up Hitchhikers [http://bugbear.wordpress.com/2008/04/23/girls-guide-to-picking-up-hitchhikers]. "When I see someone standing by the side of the road, trying to flag down a ride, I get curious."
* A journey of two months, two french hitchhikers traveled around eastern europe. Easy to translate with Google© [http://howtosayhello.fr/projet/].
* [http://rovingsnails.com/2013/09/11/why-did-you-pick-us-up/ Why did you pick us up?] - some of the reasons given by drivers to [[User:Rovingsnails|Roving Snails]]
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