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American Midwest is full of friendly down to earth people that enjoy life at a slower pace than some from the east coast are used to.
4511.51 Hitching of Rides
- Soliciting a ride from the driver of any vehicle while on a roadway outside a safety zone is forbidden. Standing on a highway to solicit business is also forbidden. A person shall not hang onto or ride on the outside or the rear end of any motor vehicle moving on a roadway. Drivers shall not permit any person, other than workers performing maintenance or construction duties, to ride in the cargo storage area or on a tailgate while the tailgate is unlatched.
- (EE) "Roadway" means the improved surface ordinarily used for vehicular travel. Excludes the shoulder.
As with most states, hitchhike off the traveled portion of the road and you should be fine.
Note:All land regulated by the National Park service prohibits hitchhiking under the Code of Federal Regulations Title 36 section 4.31: Hitchhiking or soliciting transportation is prohibited except in designated areas and under conditions established by the superintendent.
- Cuyahoga Valley National Park
4.31 has not been amended here, so hitchhiking is prohibited.
I hitched from southern Toledo where I-75 hits I-80/90. There are four large truck stops right next to each other, each with different types of truckers and car drivers. The people were receptive to hitchhikers and told me that people pass through that truck stop looking for a ride about once a week. I had a sign and asked the guys as they entered the stores. One offered me a ride 5 hours in the direction I was going within the first fifteen minutes (but I had to wait two hours till he left). A woman at the store said she'd seen people have to sleep overnight because they didn't "look as friendly as you" and couldn't get a ride.
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