Do people still hitchhike in America or the hate-filled modern society has made hitchhiking obsolete?
- Anonymous3 months agoFavorite Answer
Hitch hiking is still happening but at a much lower rate than in the 70's
- 4 months ago
I believe unequivocally that hitchhiking in the US is no longer safe. I wouldn't do it and I don't know anyone who would. Not only that, most people won't pick up a hitch hiker because of safety concerns. It's not so much the "hate-filled" modern society it is the crazies that live in our modern society. You don't know if someone is a serial killer. And I wouldn't want to find out!
- 5 months ago
- DEBSLv 75 months ago
That's a whole lot of ignorance if you really believe today's society is more hate-filled than any point in history.
Hitchhiking is generally thought of as unsafe which is why it doesn't happen as often these days.
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- Steve HLv 65 months ago
I don't see that we live in a hate filled world. I'll agree that some people are hateful, but they tend to be in the minority, yet their animosity is often quite apparent, so we take notice.
The number one reason people rarely hitchhike now is because we're far more aware of potential danger. It's a good thing to be trusting but not of everyone, because that stranger who seems incredibly charming and likable, just might be a serial killer.
- MogLv 75 months ago
I’ve passed a few. I was picked up once by a stranger when I my car broke down on the highway, before I had a cell phone.
- A.J.Lv 75 months ago
Yes, some people hitchhike. It is illegal in some places. (New York, Nevada, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Utah, and Wyoming, and Federal interstates, and some cities). It is dangerous to both hitchhiker and driver. Public transportation makes it obsolete. 350 million guns in private hands, Approximately 38,000 carjackings occur each year (1993 to 2002 compiled data). There are infamous murderers of hitchhikers.
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- Anonymous5 months ago
criminalized. it's against the law.
- samiamrdLv 75 months ago
Yes people still in the US... But to be fair, there are a lot more transportation options in todays world then there was back in the 70s and 80s
- ocularnervosaLv 75 months ago
I see them every day. Most are homeless stoners.