|This article is a stub. This means that the information available to us is obviously insufficient. In these places little information is available or the description is severely outdated. If you have been there, whether hitchhiking, for travel or as part of an organized tour − be sure to extend this article!|
Louisiana is a state in the United States.
Getting rides here is about average.
Louisiana is awesome. Fun place. Obviously, New Orleans.
People throw huge wads around here- they make a lot of money but they aren't rich because they blow it all drinking, gambling, anyways, people who picked us up gave us all kinds of money just because we looked kinda hungry.
Louisiana: unique and delicious food, eerie cypress swamps, accents of varying thickness, smokey jazz clubs, and thinly veiled racism all lend to an interesting experience for the extreme budget traveler. People are friendly and rides will almost surely feed you, get you high, or give you some money.
Getting to New Orleans is no problem, but getting out can be tricky. Outside of the big cities stand on the interstate and look confused and desperate while still upbeat. I had lots of short and interesting hop rides in LA. Look New Orleans link for more info for the Hitchhiking spot
Louisiana Revised Statutes 32:218 - Pedestrians soliciting rides or business A. No person shall stand on a public roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride, employment, or business from the occupant of any vehicle. Title 32.1 Definitions (59) "Roadway" means that portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular traffic, exclusive of the berm or shoulder.
Ease of getting rides depends greatly on the area you are in, ranging from very difficult to very easy. Louisiana is another one of those states where people may not be very trusting and asking them for a ride in person at gas stations can often help you get a ride much quicker than standing on the side of the road. In Dubach, a little town north of Ruston, the chief of police gave me the usual line about it being illegal to hitchhike. I argued with him and he started yelling and swearing, and acting generally unprofessional. He said he didn't care what the text of the law said, he wasn't going to allow hitchhikers in his town. Of course I continued to hold my thumb out, and he never did anything besides driving by me and glaring at me about a dozen times. Thewindandrain 07:13, 12 May 2012 (CEST)
Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming