Have you ever hitchhiked or picked up a hitchhiker. I must admit I did it when I was younger and thankfully everything was fine but there was one time (after a silly fight with my parents) I decided to run away and well a cop saw me trying to hitchhike, he picked me up and took me home explaining to me that it is illegal to hitchhike or pick up a hitchhiker in NY State.

According to the law “No person shall stand in a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, or to solicit from or sell to an occupant of any vehicle. ”

Now one really has to wonder how often this is enforced. Reports show that really the most dangerous part about hitchhiking is the possibility of being hit by a car! There have been cases where people trying to hitch have been struck dead (mostly st night) and of course there are the horror stories of abductions.

Rule of thumb (pun intended) call a cab instead. Check out our online class for more traffic laws and to save some cash. As always DRIVE SAFE!!!

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