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  • i have, many times. never encountered a psycho yet. well i don't do it anymore, i did when i was younger and more carefree. i wouldn't advise it though. could get unlucky.
  • I want to. Can't drive yet. I don't see them too often. But I swear, when I see them && can drive, I'll pick up as many as possible.
  • I've been one and Ive picked them up.. be warned tho, walking around for hours at a time without a shower makes them RIPE, might wanna roll them windows down when they get in lol
  • I never have picked up a hitchhiker, but I have given rides to complete strangers on several ocassions. Ocassionally I would offer rides to people that were walking down the highway, just walking, not hitching. I never liked beggars.
  • Just once, and I beleive it was safe, since he was a soldier at a road closing (don't have the right word for that... when police or the army closes a road to check up on cars or people...)
  • Never have, (Don't drive.) but if the oppurtunity arose, yes, I would, but only if there was someone else in the vecichle with me, I would'nt want to be alone in a car with a stranger, it would just be too awkward.
  • Yes and yes. I also rode and raced motorcross bikes. Neither of these do I do anymore for safety reasons. My wife met Bundy at the beach before we were married, and THANKFULLY did not 'help' him with his problem. Too many psychos take to the roads. I advise caution.
  • I always pick up hitch hikers! In New Zealand hitch hiking is still a very common thing. I hitch hiked all the time when I was a student, and later on in Australia as well I hitch hiked quite a bit. Although there were times when I had to sleep out in a field or in a shed.
  • In the past many times but will probably be much more wary in the future
  • NEVER! And I never ever would - it's not safe. At least, not around here.
  • I hitchhiked across Canada in the '70's, with a couple of friends. Mostly we ran into nice people. Once we had to ditch a ride because he seemed to be wanting to talk about sex a lot and it made us uncomfortable, weren't sure where that was going. Last year I was surprised to see a teenage girl, hitchhiking alone in the middle of the afternoon. I picked her up. Then I pretty much yelled at her. I told her that she was lucky that all she was getting was yelled at and not raped and killed. I looked like a pretty safe ride for her, adult woman alone. I wanted to drive home the point that you don't know what you're going to encounter, and even the safest looking ride can be regrettable. She wasn't in need, just going to hang out at a friends. I hope my unpleasantness will make her think twice about hitchhiking again.
  • i never have because i'm 15 but if it was a little kid i probley would but after seeing the commercials for the hitchhiker movie coming out the thought freaks me out.
  • No and no, besides, it's illegal here in Australia.
  • Never give a hitchhiker a ride. you do not have a clue where this person has been, going or capable of doing. Giving a hitchhiker a ride, is like playing russian roulette with a hand gun. Feel lucky?
  • I tried to once, but then realised that I wasn't actually going anywhere I could help him with, was on a bicycle and about 8 years old. I would though, pick up a hitchhicker
  • I don't think I would ever specifically give a person with their thumb out a ride. If I did see someone that appeared to be in trouble during a breakdown or if a woman was walking home from the store with groceries in the rain, I would probably offer a ride to someone before I would give someone looking for a ride a lift.
  • Only if the appeared physically incapable of hurting me. (Like an old lady or something) Although if I knew the person I'd certainly pick them up.
  • Yes I have...a long time ago. I have met some really nice people that way. Would I do it now? Heck no! Nor would I hitch either.
  • Yes, I used to pick them up all the time, only had one bad incident. And it kinda made me slow down on picking them up from then on.
  • I would never pick up a strange hitchhiker. Too many possibilities of danger involved.
  • Yes - a number of times. Though I haven't seen any recently. The worst that happened was that a hiker *stank* of tobacco and I had to sit with him for an hour.
  • I gave Rutger Huer a lift once. Ha! Yes I would if they had car trouble or it was an emergency.
  • I would never do that.
  • yes, they need a ride, think about it this way:what if you were the hitch hiker
  • I have often felt sorry for hitch hikers / tramps and given them a lift. Nearly evertime they have codged me for a few pounds ($10....) - and Im just a soft touch. when they have been normal people - its been nice to have someone to chat to on a long journey.However, most of the time - I end up thinking why did I pick that person up. If someone is hitch hiking its often becuase they have no money...... and they are therefore likely to be hungry..... Never had any real bad experiences though. Never been robbed or anything like that ...
  • I have never given a hitchhiker a ride and I don't plan to in the future. It's just too dangerous.
  • Never! Never! Never! Not matter how sorry I felt for them.
  • I have in the past and have had some good experiences. Once, years ago, I picked up a young man who turned out to be a soldier on his way home. I dorve him 30 miles off course to my home so that my wife could pack him some food, then back to the main road where he got another ride and eventually to his destination. He wrote us a very nice letter later. I am much more cautious now, but, given the right circumstances, I might pick up a hitchhiker.
  • I have never picked up a hitchhiker and I never would. You don't know anything about the person or what they might do to you. I also would never hitchhike because you never know what type of people might pick you up. It's too dangerous!
  • I never have picked up a hitchhiker. Sometimes I wonder if I would. Part of me wants to, but I am waiting for the right time to do it. After all, I do a lot of driving around. Whenever I see someone hitchhiking from a distance, I say to myself, "This is the one I'm going to pick up! I'm going to help this person!" And then I get closer and realize how bad of an idea that would be. Sometimes I remember that I'm alone in my car and female; I'm physically weak and easily overpowered. Other times I'll have my husband with me and between him and the various pieces of camera equpiment in my car there's not enough room for a hitcher. Then there are the times that I just get the odd sense of foreboding just as I'm slowing down to pick the person up...and speed up to get the heck out of there.
  • Sure why not? Give them 5 minutes, if they prove too much.. well, you know...
  • no. if it was someone that i knew, then i would offer a ride.
  • sure, they always have fun stories to tell, even if they speak other languages. you only have to watch out who you pick up, if in doubt, dont.
  • No I wouldn't. I'd be too concerned for my own safety and I have to survive in order to raise my children.
  • good question, a coincidence (?) because i was discussing this question the other day when i drove past one. at first i thought that theere would be no trouble as you would be the more likely one to do anythng as you would be driving, but now im not so sure. you would be busy so they could be doing anything..
  • yeh, did this weekend, and had a good chat.
  • i would but then I watched he dissapearing hitchhiker video on his site,it gave me nightmare's for a week,I'm too chicken to add the video,just search for 'any cool video's' on the find answer's about thing.trust me,it is really really creeeepy.if you are under 11 please,dont watch it!!!!!!(youre not supposed to be here if you are -13)
  • NEVER, it is too dangerous out there, and allowing some stranger in my vehicle would not be a smart decision.
  • If I am by myself possibly...but not when I am with my family. Some of those people truly just need a lift.
  • I have thought about it one winter and I seen a mom and her daughter walking with a gas can from the gas station. But I didn't. Crazy thoughts went through my mind. I feel bad about it still because I think they really needed a brake in life, and a lift home or where ever they were going would have been nice. This was when I was 16, and I still think about it, Im not sure why. But I never have, but I think if I seen that same situation, I think I would, but not with my boys in the car.
  • No. Most of my driving is done in a company truck, and I'm not even allowed to pick up someone I know. Even in my own rig I don't. It has become a habit to just drive on by.
  • If he's got bud lite... no i'm kidding... no i would never, including the fact that a hitchhiker probabily wouldn't be able to fit on my bike or scooter...
  • Hell no. If they needed assistance or were visibly hurt or wounded, I would pull over and call emergency services, as I have done in the past. I just don't trust the general public enough to let a stranger into my car. Plus, it would be annoying if they started messing with the radio ;)
  • If I am alone and have room in my truck, I pick them up all of the time. I realize it is dangerous, but I may be walking in the cold someday, and it would be hippocritical of me to thumb for the same rides I never gave out. Kids -- DON'T do it until you are way into adulthood, and only when you are REASONABLY confident that you can control a bad situation.
  • If she were alone, and I were lonely, and I thought there was a chance for a hook-up later, of course. Hiway hook-ups are always chancy, and that adds so much to the encounter.
  • I never have picked one up. I have thought about it but as many people say its vary risky business. But you may want to think of it this way too. What if it was you that was a hitchhiker. You would want to be helped out as well. Yes there are some crazy ones and that's why many people don't. I have a hard time seeing them just because it makes me sad and I always think what if it was me. If it was me i wouldn't expect many people to pick me up either. But I'd still try.
  • yes i have and would, but i would never do it if i were alone. i would never do it if my gut was telling me not to. i have had to hitchhike before though and i was very grateful to the people who picked me up (first car too!). i wasn't out to hurt anybody; i just got a flat tire in the middle of no where.
  • heard and seen a lot about the dangers of it ..........but then the heart would say what if the individual was in a desperate situation
  • In the past I have many times, but I haven't done so in a few years. The last time I picked up a hitchhiker was about seven years ago. I was coming home from a late night at work and saw a young (maybe older teen or young twenties) girl hitchhiking on the side of a fairly remote road. I drove past her on instinct, and as I looked in my rear-view mirror, I noticed another car going the opposite direction had stopped and was backing up to her. I immediately thought that no good could come out of that, so I turned around and went back. As I stopped, I saw that the other car had three young guys in it and one of them was trying to talk to the girl. She was walking away from them and trying not to look back at them. I asked her if she was okay or if she needed a ride. She almost ran to my car and got in. Once she was in the car, I soundly berated her for hitchhiking in this day and age. I ended up driving her home although it was a bit out of my way. I figured it was better for me to be inconvenienced a little rather than to be reading about her in the papers the next day. She told me that she had argued with her boyfriend at a restaurant, and had decided to hitchhike home rather than ride home with him. I told her that she was very lucky that I wasn't some psycho who would take advantage of the situation, and advised her never to do something like that again. I told her that if she was ever in that situation again, she should call the police and tell them that she didn't feel safe, and she needed a ride. Edit: By-the-way...whenever I pass a hitchhiker, I always feel a bit guilty, as hitchhiking was my primary source of transportation all through high school and into college. However, I realize that this is definitely a different day and age than that was.
  • No!!! Do i want to get raped??? I think not.
  • No, for two reasons 1) I am 14, and thus I am not old enough to drive yet 2) I don't trust strangers
  • I often pick up hitch-hikers, but I wouldn't take the chance on giving a lift to an unaccompanied female.
  • Picking up hitch-hikers is potentially dangerous, but I can handle myself and any potential problems much better than most people, and most hitch-hikers are nice, and friendly and normal people. If I don't, it's because I have my daughter and/or husband along, and I'd have to protect them as well as myself if something arose, which complicates matters.
  • No, because they are scary. I also wonder WHY they are hitchhiking...and I really don't want to know the answer in most cases.
  • HELL NO!! No matter how innocent they look. I once had a little old man ask me if I could take him home - 2 blocks away because he had been waiting for the bus for over an hour. Unfortunately I had to say no, and I really did feel bad about it but you can never trust strangers nowadays.
  • No. It's a risky situation. Why would I open myself up to potential danger? I don't need to be raped or murdered. I try to protect myself from calmaity, not invite it.
  • I did in the 70's and 80's, but would no longer do so.
  • I used to hitchhike as a kid always. Now I would have to be desperate in need of water (or sex). No, just kidding on the latter. (Am I?)
  • No, never.
  • Yes, and every time I regret it, the first one ask me if I am a Christian (and I am) and the last one was drinking and offered me a drink, so as a new rule rather not unless it is a stranded person (vehicle problem) and I could offer some help.
  • No....no
  • I regularly pick up hitch hikers. In fact I think it's the primary mode of transport for some people here.
  • Absolutely not. Especially after seeing the movie "The Hitcher". Rutger Hauer scared the crap outta me.
  • Honestly NO.Why? Because there are lots of signs on the highway that say picking up a hitchhiker is a high dollar fine.You will see alot of this near the border or near a local jail or prison facility.But I am more than sure this is for the state not just that area.
  • always have and always will...done it from the first day I got my licence and never had a bad experence
  • when I was in university..the university was at the top of a mountain..so I would pick up lots of people in the morning at the bottom of the hill...but not now..no, I don't .
  • I would if they didn't look scetchy.
  • I have once and no I wouldn't pick up a hitchhiker these days. I was only going a couple miles down the rode when I got the ride, and I got it with a middle aged woman, so I felt pretty safe. And I wont pick anyone up until I'm 18 and can get a concealed and carry license. Sorry but you can never be to careful.
  • Hell no!! I guess I've seen to many slasher flicks but I usually try to avoid getting killed my random psychotic axe murderers.
  • No, I've never seen a hitchhiker either.
  • Nope...But we have none where i live either
  • No, it's too risky.
  • Absolutely not! That's way too scary.
  • No I do not it is not safe.
  • definitely not!! I am too afraid of what may happen!
  • Sure I would for I had been picked up many times myself as a hitchhiker over the years.I have never had a bad experience picking up hitchhikers and it is no more dangerous than it was in the 1960's,which was not dangerous at all.I know I will get back good karma for doing something good for others,it is only human nature.
  • No. Never have and never will. I don't hitchhike either.
  • Most of the time yes.
  • I don't drive but whoever I'm with wouldn't dare with my daughter in the car
  • Only when I'm in the mood to get murdered. Which has yet to happen.
  • Never, I have watched too many episodes of CSI to know why not to pick any up.
  • Pick them for what? Sides on a softball team? Potential date material? Tax collector for the city? Probably none of these, unless I knew them well. I certainly wouldn't give a ride to a stranger either, not in this day and age. :o) +1
  • No. My husband does, though, if he's in the car alone.
  • Often, there are only two buses a day into town from the village where I live. Anybody that misses the bus would be absolutely stuck if we didn't pick them up. I've had some really good conversations.
  • No, never. I'd rather throw them a twenty so that they can hail a cab.
  • No, I am a woman and it's not a good idea, even for some men in most locales here.
  • If I wanted to die.
  • Absolutely no way.
  • Never.
  • NEVER!!! We should have learned from the serial killer boom from the 70s & 80s, no hitch-hiking and no prostitution for your own safety.
  • Nope. No way. Not unless I knew them!
  • no you should not......sometimes hitchhikers fool ppl and stuff man.....its dangerous DO NOT pick up a hitchhiker.
  • Nope, not these days. A couple of decades ago, maybe.
  • No, not a good idea unless you know the person. I know it's just a movie, but perhaps a look at "The Hitcher" would be enlightening.
  • I don't see what's wrong with being helpful, so yes..
  • Not a chance in H..L. Years ago I hitchhiked and picked up hitchhikers. Not anymore.
  • Absolutely no way would I pick up a hitchhiker! Never know what kind of psycho they might be!
  • not in America, but i would in the rest of the world.
  • No. Don't know if the person could kill me.

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