User:Fverhart

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Hi there. My name is Frank and I live in Maastricht, the southernmost city of the Netherlands.

Why

Hitch-hiking is my favourite way of travelling, which I practice when I have time: during weekends and in holidays. It is a very interesting way to be in touch with people and also a more environmentally aware and economic way of travelling fast than going in your own vehicle or by public transport. Anyway as far as travelling is concerned I also enjoy to move myself on foot, on bike, on ice-skate and, public transport. I sold my Citroën C2 in autumn 2016!

It can take a while before you know how to hitch-hike fast and efficient and also experienced hitch-hikers sometimes need patience. In my own country I rarely need more than twenty minutes to find a driver when I am in a good or reasonable hitch-hiking environment. I started hitch-hiking actively in spring 2003. Before that I hitch-hiked on occasion, for example to go back to the starting point of a hiking trip or to get back to a camping. The first experience was in the summer of 1993, when my father in a moment decided to hitch-hike with me when we were walking in the French Alps. That way we managed to get up very high on the mountain. Otherwise we would not have succeeded in doing that.

Interview

On 19 november 2007 I spoke live for Dutch Radio 1 program `Weg met BNN´ about hitch-hiking. To hear the interview - in Dutch - click here.

Inspiring music

In the meantime, I've started to link some pieces of popular music to this way of travel. I feel that these songs breath in their way spirit of hitch-hiking. If you like, take a look at this listing, and feel happy to hear and see those pieces by You tube-technology. Links checked May 28, 2015.

Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix) (Sweden, 2011) Heart - All I wanna do is make love to you (USA, 1990) The Animals - House of the rising sun (UK, 1964) Robert Johnson - Cross road blues (USA, 1936) Robert Johnson - Walking Blues (USA, 1936) Kraftwerk - Trans Europe Express (D, 1977) [1] Moby - Everloving (USA, 1999) Karen Stanek - Jedziemy autostopem (PL, 1964) City to City - The road ahead (miles of the unknown) (NL, 1999) Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue - Kids ("jump on board, take a ride") (UK, 2000) Vanity Fare - Hitchin' a ride (USA, 1969) Kraftwerk - Autobahn (D, 1974) Amy Macdonald - This Is The Life (Scotland, 2007) The Crickets - I fought the law (USA, 1959) Boudewijn de Groot - Jimmy (NL, 1973) Muddy Waters - Mannish boy (USA, 1955)

Map

This is a map on which you can see all the road that I have not painted red while hitch-hiking. Last update: 08.2016.

Giving lifts

I thoroughly enjoy giving lifts as well, whenever possible. If I drive, my eyes automatically scan every logical location for hitch-hikers: petrol stations on motorways, bus stops... Sometimes I drive over motorway petrol stations just to be sure that I can offer a lift in case there is a hitch-hiker. The first hitch-hikers I took, as far as I remember, were on a bright summer day in the south of Italy. Funnily, the first day I took a hitcher, I also took a second one. The first hitcher literally knocked the door for a short ride downhill, towards a next village on Sicily. The second hitcher the same day I picked up on the first motorway petrol station on continental Italy, right after crossing the Adriatic Ocean from Siciliy. This young Czech traveller rode along for some 400 kilometers. Ever since I love giving rides, it being my second nature, although hitchers remain a rare phenomenon these days.

Totals and log

As of January 19, 2017 the total distance covered by hitch-hiking amounted to 159,732.4 kilometres, a total of 2,339 rides, 44,977.0 minutes waiting, average distance 66.6 km and an average wait of 17.4 seconds per kilometer. The full list of journeys can be found by clicking here.

rides taken As of January 19, 2017
year total distance number of rides avg wait avg distance avg wait sec / km longest wait min longest ride km longest 24 hrs
1993/00/01/02 61.0 km 7 4m34s 8.7 km 31.5 15 20.0 km 20.0 km
2003 2,308.0 km 50 16m32s 46.2 km 21.5 75 75.0 km 713.0 km
2004 5,734.5 km 125 12m53s 45.9 km 16.9 95 223.0 km 337.0 km
2005 8,875.0 km 181 14m05s 49.0 km 17.3 160 480.0 km 1125.0 km
2006 10,337.0 km 186 15m59s 55.6 km 17.3 180 700.0 km 884.0 km
2007 11,918.5 km 221 15m24s 53.9 km 17.1 120 882.0 km 969.0 km
2008 10,568.5 km 163 19m38s 64.8 km 18.2 120 596.0 km 1001.5 km
2009 8,243.3 km 127 19m19s 64.9 km 17.9 210 1032.0 km 1086.0 km
2010 1,547.2 km 23 11m44s 67.3 km 10.5 60 474.0 km 1052.9 km
2011 968.3 km 9 30m20s 107.6 km 16.9 60 393.0 km 968.3 km
2012 5,101.1 km 90 18m12s 56.7 km 19.3 90 541.0 km 774.4 km
2013 14,129.4 km 239 19m28s 59.1 km 19.8 175 592.0 km 1208.7 km
2014 25,910.2 km 334 19m08s 77.6 km 14.8 245 821.0 km 1636.9 km
2015 36,979.1 km 372 27m20s 99.4 km 16.5 459 1048.0 km 1535.0 km
2016 16,756.9 km 263 22m13s 63.7 km 20.9 342 543.0 km 1456.8 km
2017 460.0 km 11 14m38s 41.8 km 21.0 31 138.0 km 191.0 km
total 159,732.4 km 2,399 19m21s 66.6 km 17.4


The following table gives an overview of lifts I have given to hitch-hikers, while driving my car.

rides given As of January 19, 2017
year total distance number of rides
2002 429.0 km 2
2003 0.0 km 0
2004 0.0 km 0
2005 63.0 km 6
2006 6.0 km 1
2007 63.0 km 2
2008 35.0 km 3
2009 33.0 km 1
2010 0.0 km 0
2011 0.0 km 0
2012 5.6 km 3
2013 67.8 km 2
2014 0.0 km 0
2015 31.1 km 1
2016 0.0 km 0
total 733.5 km 21

Per country

Please note that for international rides the number of rides acquired in the country in which the ride started was increased by one. The waiting time and the distance of these rides has been divided over the concerned countries by proportion of the length of a ride.

The table contains the following variables:

  • country
  • rides (#)
  • total distance (kms)
  • average distance (kms)
  • total waiting time (minutes)
  • average wait for a ride (minutes)
  • average wait for a kilometer (seconds)
  • average distance internal ride in the country (kms)
  • average distance international ride starting in the country (kms)
  • longest internal ride in the country (kms)
  • longest international ride starting in the country (kms)
  • average driving speed of rides within the country (kmh)
  • highest driving speed of rides within the country (kmh)
  • average driving speed of international rides starting in the country (kmh)
  • highest driving speed of international rides starting in the country (kmh)
  • absolute top speed (peak speed) (kmh)
  • (1) Updated July 26, 2016

    distances per country (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1) (1)
    country rides distance dist avg wait avg wait / ride avg wait / km dist nat avg dist int avg dist nat top dist int top sp nat avg sp nat top sp int avg sp int top sp peak
    Flag of Germany.svg Germany 282 50,620.4 179.5 9,075.5 32.2 10.8 114.7 208.2 660.0 716.0 114.8 156.0 96.0 160.5 240
    Flag of the Netherlands.svgNetherlands 1,140 44,458.0 39.0 15,957.6 14.0 21.5 39.8 105.8 265.0 704.0 94.4 141.6 104.0 124.4 180
    Flag of Poland.svg Poland 217 17,024.8 78.5 3,895.4 18.0 13.7 62.7 412.3 462.0 1,032.0 92.6 177.6 113.9 133.9 210
    Flag of France.svg France 148 13,599.0 91.9 3,959.1 26.8 17.5 70.0 193.3 451.0 612.0 95.7 132.9 88.7 111.0 170
    Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium 273 12,468.8 45.7 4,328.5 15.9 20.8 30.9 69.2 151.0 680.0 95.3 125.5 94.8 134.0 190
    Flag of Italy.svg Italy 33 5,052.1 153.1 1,896.2 57.5 22.5 102.6 298.1 467.0 969.0 98.7 153.9 91.2 128.1 170
    Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 97 4,855.1 50.1 2,314.2 23.9 28.6 39.1 232.4 327.0 543.0 82.2 162.8 78.4 125.3 190
    Flag of Austria.svg Austria 14 2,879.8 205.7 588.4 42.0 12.3 134.4 264.9 291.0 1,048.0 117.8 117.8 98.2 100.2+ 170
    Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 57 2,139.4 37.5 869.2 15.2 24.4 20.2 450.9 183.0 797.0 88.0 118.1 98.8 115.7 160
    Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 25 1,406.2 56.2 872.9 34.9 35.6 40.8 111.8 154.0 277.0 96.4 125.3 89.6 138.5 160
    Flag of Spain.svg Spain 18 1,052.9 58.5 625.1 34.7 35.6 51.7 195.2 226.0 336.0 87.4 109.2 88.7 96.0
    Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 14 874.1 62.4 402.9 28.8 27.7 43.5 64.6 133.0 64.6 81.9 102.7 90.1 90.1
    Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg 33 751.0 22.8 363.7 11.0 29.1 11.6 140.1 27.0 223.0 80.0 123.5
    Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 8 671.8 84.0 127.3 11.4 15.9 21.4 515.5 46.5 786.0 69.9 81.5 81.9 82.5
    Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 11 664.6 60.4 351.0 31.9 31.7 50.2 50.0 175.0 86.0 170
    Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania 10 663.2 66.3 285.7 28.6 25.8 56.5 227.4 172.0 403.0 82.0 123.7 71.8 71.8+ 150
    Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 3 205.0 68.3 216.5 72.2 63.4 68.3 562.0 117.0 562.0 105.0 117.0 95.0 95.0 190
    Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom 3 178.8 59.6 170.0 56.7 57.0 25.6 66.0
    Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 6 78.0 13.0 67.0 11.2 51.5 13.00 47.8 160
    Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 7 70.6 10.1 55.0 7.9 46.7 10.1 140.0 29.0 140.0
    Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein 0 19.5 0.0 0.0 5.4 16.6 90
    Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina 0 9.2 0.0 0.0 3.0 19.6
    total 2,399 159,732.4 66.6 46,426.4 19.4 17.4 ' '

    Country of registration of the vehicles

    As of July 26, 2016
    country code distance km distance % rides rides % distance avg speed kmh (since December 15, 2013
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands NL 46,911.5 29.7 992 42.2 47.3 97.6
    Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium B 15,376.8 9.7 328 15.2 46.9 98.7
    Flag of Germany.svg Germany D 26,209.3 16.5 261 13.9 100.4 105.4
    Flag of Poland.svg Poland PL 27,904.4 17.7 257 10.9 108.6 95.4
    Flag of France.svg France F 9724.1 6.2 139 5.9 70.0 97.1
    Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia HR 3822.8 2.4 84 3.6 45.5 79.7
    Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic CZ 2461.6 1.6 59 2.5 41.7 99.5
    Flag of Italy.svg Italy I 3460.0 2.2 28 1.2 123.6 98.8
    Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom UK 3511.8 2.2 21 0.9 167.2 98.1
    Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg L 615.6 0.4 21 0.9 29.3 105.8
    Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia SLO 1863.9 1.2 20 0.8 93.2 83.4
    Flag of Spain.svg Spain E 1627.1 1.0 19 0.8 85.6 93.6
    Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania LT 2157.1 1.4 16 0.7 134.8 81.8
    Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary H 1561.8 1.0 14 0.6 111.6 95.0
    Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden SE 432.2 0.3 12 0.5 36.0 81.8
    Flag of Austria.svg Austria A 1450.5 0.9 11 0.5 131.9 100.8
    Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia SK 763.3 0.5 11 0.5 69.4 81.7
    Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland CH 1008.3 0.6 9 0.4 112.0 107.5
    Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark DK 407.7 0.3 9 0.4 45.3 75.6
    Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine UA 1251.6 0.8 8 0.3 156.5 82.6
    Flag of Romania.svg Romania RO 523.8 0.3 4 0.2 131.0 100.5
    Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal P 746.0 0.5 3 0.1 248.7 82.5
    Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria BG 403.0 0.3 3 0.1 134.3 83.5
    Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia SRB 381.5 0.2 3 0.1 127.2 102.2
    Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia LV 790.0 0.5 2 0.1 395.0 87.8
    Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey TR 797.0 0.5 1 0.0 797.0
    Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro MNE 262.0 0.2 1 0.0 262.0 78.2
    Corps Diplomatique (CD) CD 255.0 0.2 1 0.0 255.0 122.4
    Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus BY 207.0 0.1 1 0.0 207.0
    Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina BIH 77.6 0.0 1 0.0 77.6
    Not recorded 1022.6 0.6 14 0.6 73.0 83.4
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg Registration of the vehicles of rides starting in The Netherlands As of July 26, 2016
    country code rides share
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands NL 923 85 %
    Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium B 78 7 %
    Flag of Germany.svg Germany D 45 4 %
    Flag of Poland.svg Poland PL 17 2 %
    Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Flag of Denmark.svg Flag of Spain.svg Flag of France.svg Flag of Hungary.svg Flag of Italy.svg Flag of Luxembourg.svg Flag of Switzerland.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 23 2 %
    Not recorded 7 1 %
    total 1092 100 %
    Flag of Germany.svg Registration of the vehicles of rides starting in Germany As of July 26, 2016
    country code rides share
    Flag of Germany.svg Germany D 188 67 %
    Flag of Poland.svg Poland PL 31 11 %
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands NL 23 8 %
    Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium B 12 4 %
    Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom UK 7 2 %
    Flag of France.svg France F 3 1 %
    Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania LT 3 1 %
    Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary H 3 1 %
    Flag of Austria.svg Flag of Belarus.svg Flag of Croatia.svg Flag of Bulgaria.svg Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Flag of Luxembourg.svg Flag of Romania.svg Flag of Slovenia.svg 8 3 %
    Not recorded 3 1 %
    total 184 100 %
    Flag of Belgium.svg Registration of the vehicles of rides starting in Belgium As of July 26, 2016
    country code rides share
    Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium B 223 82 %
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands NL 29 11 %
    Flag of France.svg France F 7 3 %
    Flag of Germany.svg Germany D 7 3 %
    Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg L 4 1 %
    Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom UK 2 1 %
    Flag of Poland.svg Flag of Slovakia.svg 2 1 %
    total 273 100 %
    Flag of Poland.svg Registration of the vehicles of rides starting in Poland As of July 26, 2016
    country code rides share
    Flag of Poland.svg Poland PL 195 90 %
    Flag of Germany.svg Germany D 6 3 %
    Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania LT 5 2 %
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands NL 5 2 %
    Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic CZ 2 1 %
    Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine UA 2 1 %
    Flag of Latvia.svg Flag of Slovakia.svg Flag of the United Kingdom.svg 3 1 %
    total 217 100 %
    Flag of France.svg Registration of the vehicles of rides starting in France As of July 26, 2016
    country code rides share
    Flag of France.svg France F 118 80 %
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands NL 7 5 %
    Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium B 5 3 %
    Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland CH 3 2 %
    Flag of Germany.svg Germany D 2 1 %
    Flag of Italy.svg Italy I 2 1 %
    Flag of Poland.svg Poland PL 2 1 %
    Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal PT 2 1 %
    Flag of Spain.svg Spain E 2 1 %
    Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom UK 2 1 %
    Flag of Bulgaria.svg Flag of Latvia.svg Flag of Romania.svg 3 2 %
    total 148 100 %

    License plate / country distance ratio

    Calculating the ratio of distance by license plate and the distance hitchhiking in the country of that license plate returns a number between zero and infinite. If the number is above 1 it can be said that the people driving cars registered in that country contributed more than average to my hitch-hiking mileage, well on condition that these numbers are based on enough data... The height of the ratio per country depends on several variables such as how inclined people with a plate from the country are to help a hitch-hiker and how well I know the language of that country.

    License plate / country distance ratio As of July 26, 2016
    country distance license plate km distance country km ratio
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands 46,911.5 42,548.9 1.10
    Flag of Poland.svg Poland 29,904.4 17,024.8 1.76
    Flag of Germany.svg Germany 26,209.3 50,620.4 .52
    Flag of Belgium.svg Belgium 15,376.8 12,468.8 1.23
    Flag of France.svg France 9,724.1 13,599.0 .72
    Flag of Croatia.svg Croatia 3,822.8 4,855.1 .79
    Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom 3,511.8 178.8 19.64
    Flag of Italy.svg Italy 3,460.0 5,052.1 .68
    Flag of the Czech Republic.svg Czech Republic 2,461.6 2,139.4 1.15
    Flag of Lithuania.svg Lithuania 2,157.1 663.2 3.25
    Flag of Slovenia.svg Slovenia 1,863.9 1,406.2 1.32
    Flag of Austria.svg Austria 1,450.5 2,879.8 .50
    Flag of Spain.svg Spain 1,627.1 1,052.9 1.54
    Flag of Hungary.svg Hungary 1,561.8 78.0 20.00
    Flag of Ukraine.svg Ukraine 1,251.6 70.6 17.7
    Flag of Switzerland.svg Switzerland 1,008.3 205.0 4.9
    Flag of Turkey.svg Turkey 797.0 .0 8
    Flag of Latvia.svg Latvia 790.0 .0 8
    Flag of Slovakia.svg Slovakia 763.6 664.6 1.15
    Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal 746.0 .0 8
    Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg 615.6 751.0 .82
    Flag of Romania.svg Romania 523.8 0.0 8
    Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden 432.2 874.1 .49
    Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark 407.7 671.8 .61
    Flag of Bulgaria.svg Bulgaria 403.0 .0 8
    Flag of Serbia.svg Serbia 381.5 .0 8
    Flag of Montenegro.svg Montenegro 262.0 .0 8
    Flag of Belarus.svg Belarus 207.0 .0 8
    Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg Bosnia and Herzegovina 77.6 9.2 8.43
    Flag of Liechtenstein.svg Liechtenstein 0 19.5 .00

    Type of hitching spot

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    The following tables gives an overview of hitch-hiking experiences related to the type of the hitch-hiking spot. It includes the following variables:

    • country of departure
    • type of hitch-hiking spot
    • number of experiences
    • the share (%) of experiences on this type of spot
    • average distance of the rides in kilometers
    • average waiting time of the rides in minutes
    • average waiting time per kilometer in seconds
    • subjective quality ranking

    This table gives an overall overview of all 1746 rides until December 22, 2014.

    Country Type Number Share % Distance Wait Wait s/km Rank
    All Motorway parking 10 1 221.1 22.0 6 OO
    All Motorway 17 1 108.7 23.2 13 OOO
    All Border crossing 12 1 192.9 26.0 8 OOOO
    All Motorway end 3 0 63.2 13.3 13 OOOO
    All Official hitch-hiking spot 86 6 72.3 15.9 13 OOO
    All Toll station 7 0 172.6 34.9 12 OOOO
    All Motorway service station 523 30 110.2 23.9 13 OOOO
    All Motorway beginning 26 1 36.2 16.7 28 OOOO
    All National road 190 11 51.8 19.4 23 OOO
    All Harbour area 1 0 103.0 45.0 26 OOO
    All Motorway access lane 413 24 35.6 15.0 25 OOO
    All Local road 455 26 17.5 10.2 35 OO

    Flag of the Netherlands.svg This table gives an overall overview of all 805 rides starting in The Netherlands until May 9, 2014.

    Country Type Number Share % Distance Wait Wait s/km Rank
    Netherlands Motorway 11 1 63.6 13.0 12 OOO
    Netherlands Motorway end 3 0 63.2 13.3 13 OOOO
    Netherlands Official hitch-hiking spot 86 11 72.3 15.9 13 OOO
    Netherlands Motorway service station 251 31 66.7 19.7 18 OOOO
    Netherlands Motorway beginning 11 1 29.9 9.5 19 OOOO
    Netherlands National road 10 1 40.5 18.9 28 OOO
    Netherlands Motorway access lane 223 28 28.1 14.8 32 OO
    Netherlands Local road 210 26 21.7 9.3 26 OOO

    Flag of Belgium.svg This table gives an overall overview of all 209 rides starting in Belgium until May 9, 2014.

    Country Type Number Share % Distance Wait Wait s/km Rank
    Belgium Motorway parking 1 0 53.4 3.0 3 OO
    Belgium Motorway 1 0 148.0 20.0 8 OO
    Belgium Motorway service station 33 16 85.8 19.7 14 OOOO
    Belgium Motorway beginning 13 6 24.1 14.5 36 OO
    Belgium National road 56 27 20.8 10.3 30 OOO
    Belgium Motorway access lane 75 36 39.4 15.2 23 OOOO
    Belgium Local road 30 14 15.6 9.8 38 OO

    Flag of Germany.svg This table gives an overall overview of all 189 rides starting in Germany until May 9, 2014.

    Country Type Number Share % Distance Wait Wait s/km Rank
    Germany Motorway parking 2 1 213.5 40.0 11 OO
    Germany Border crossing 1 1 660.0 10.0 1 OOO
    Germany Motorway service station 111 59 161.3 31.7 12 OOOOO
    Germany Motorway beginning 2 1 117.5 70.0 36 OOO
    Germany National road 12 6 100.2 27.9 17 OOO
    Germany Motorway access lane 22 12 51.3 22.3 26 OOO
    Germany Local road 39 21 15.5 11.8 46 OO

    Flag of Poland.svg This table gives an overall overview of all 146 rides starting in Poland until May 9, 2014.

    Country Type Number Share % Distance Wait Wait s/km Rank
    Poland Motorway parking 3 2 428.0 28.3 4 OOO
    Poland Motorway 1 1 198.0 0.0 0 OOO
    Poland Border crossing 7 5 191.0 20.7 7 OOOOO
    Poland Toll station 2 1 160.3 60.5 23 OOO
    Poland Motorway service station 6 4 298.3 41.0 8 OOOOO
    Poland National road 57 39 67.1 20.5 18 OOOO
    Poland Motorway access lane 4 3 296.2 8.0 2 OOOO
    Poland Local road 66 45 11.1 10.7 58 OO

    Sociology

    Under this header I present my freaky statistic on the gender and number of people in the vehicles in which I got lifts. The average number of people in vehicles that served me a lift was 1.44, of which 1.02 men and 0.42 women (October 11, 2013). The 1320 vehicles contained already when I, and any co-hitcher, entered the car a total number of 1,908 people, of which 1,349 men, 550 women and 10 people of unknown gender (young children).

    men / women / unknown rides % people in vehicle people total
    0 / 1 120 9.1 1 120
    0 / 2 25 1.9 2 50
    0 / 3 6 0.5 3 18
    1 / 0 728 55.2 1 728
    1 / 0 / 1 5 0.4 1 10
    1 / 1 261 19.9 2 522
    1 / 1 / 1 4 0.3 3 12
    1 / 2 17 1.3 3 51
    1 / 3 4 0.3 4 16
    1 / 4 3 0.2 5 15
    2 / 0 85 6.4 2 170
    2 / 1 12 0.9 3 36
    2 / 2 9 0.7 4 36
    2 / 3 1 0.1 5 5
    3 / 0 22 1.7 3 66
    3 / 1 1 0.1 4 4
    4 / 0 3 0.2 4 12
    5 / 3 1 0.1 8 8
    7 / 0 2 0.2 7 14
    8 / 0 1 0.1 8 8
    Not registered 8 0.6 ? ?
    total 1,349 / 550 / 10 1,320 100.0 1,908

    Following is a more simplified chart which presents simply the number of people which were already in the cars of my rides. By the way, I do not usually make notes on other individuals of living species already in the cars. Some people had a dog on board.

    number already in car rides % of rides people total % of people
    1 848 64.2 848 44.4
    2 377 28.6 754 39.5
    3 61 4.6 183 9.6
    4 17 1.3 68 3.6
    5 5 0.4 25 1.3
    6 0 0 0 0
    7 2 0.2 14 0.7
    8 2 0.2 16 0.8
    9-24 0 0 0 0
    25 or more 0 0 0 0
    total 1,320 100.0 1,908 100.0

    Highest average top 10

    These were by average speed my ten fastest rides, since 15 December 2013, when I started to registering departure and arrival times. Driving time excludes waiting due to traffic jams and inride stops, e.g. refilling and rest or smoking breaks.

    From To Date Speed Distance Country of vehicle Brand Female driver With friend
    PL Swiecko N2 border PL PPO Goluski A2 152 06.07.2014 177.6 151.0 PL VW Touareg
    PL A2 MOP Chociczewo PL MOP Gnilec 07.01.2016 171.4 80.0 D Audi
    HR A1 T 14-15 Jasenice north HR Šibenik A1 22 20.03.2015 162.8 81.4 HR Citroen
    D Michendorf A10 T 18-17 PL MOP Sosna 27.12.2015 160.5 115.0 PL Maserati GranTurismo
    D Montabaur A3 T 41-40 D Siegburg A3 T 33-32 28.07.2014 156.0 67.6 D Audi Quattro
    I AS Prenestina Est A1 T I AS Flaminia Est A1 T 02.08.2015 153.9 66.7 I Volvo
    D Michendorf Nord A10 T 17-18 D A2 T 41-40 Garbsen Nord 02.06.2014 151.8 253.0 PL Ford
    D A7 T 87 Kirchheim D A4 T 72-X Dresden-West Dresdner Tor 06.04.2015 148.4 319.0 D Chevrolet F
    D A2 T 40-41 Garbsen Süd D Buckautal Sud A2 T 76-77 02.06.2014 145.9 197.0 D Mercedes
    D Siegburg A3 T 32-33 D A3 T 46-47 Medenbach West 18.05.2014 145.6 279.0 D Ford

    Rides of over 250 kms

    As of July 14, 2016. Self driven is the distance I drove the vehicle myself, obviously with permission or on request of the driver.

    from to date distance self driven speed country of vehicle brand female driver with friend borders crossings
    A Gralla NL Maastricht 2015.05 1,048 km 781 km 98.7 B Volvo 2
    PL Prószków NL Eindhoven 2009.01 1,032 km UK Vauxhall 2
    PL Pra;dy NL Eindhoven 2009.09 1,019 km UA Mercedes 2
    I Rovereto D Berlin 2015.04 969 km 87.3 I Fiat F+cat 2
    PL Wroc?aw D Mönchengladbach 2007.01 882 km D VW 1
    PL Tulce D Pfungstadt 2014.07 821 km 112.2 D VW 1
    CZ Jihlava D Siegburg 2007.09 797 km TR Mercedes 1
    DK Karlslunde NL Zwolle 2015.06 786 km 82.7 D MAN F 2
    PL Tulce D Resse 2015.05 754 km 99.4 LT Saab 1
    D Frechen CZ Praha 2014.08 716 km 125.6 CZ Škoda 1
    NL Eijsden F Lyon 2015.06 704 km 118.1 NL Volvo 3
    D Duben NL Amsterdam 2014.01 703 km 243 km 111.3 PL Opel 1
    PL S'wiecko NL Lierop 2006.01 700 km PL Renault 2
    B Blegny D Berlin 2007.05 680 km UK Mercedes M 1
    D Pomellen D Reinhardshain 2006.09 660 km F
    D Buckautal PL Warszawa 2014.06 654 km 71.9 PL VW 1
    NL Bocholtz D Königs Wusterh. 2006.06 640 km PL Nissan 1
    F Fuveau I Sommacampagna 2015.03 612 km 79.0 LV Scania 1
    PL MOP Gnilec D Remscheid 2015.08 607 km 117.9 PL BMW 1
    D Michendorf NL Vaals 2007.05 599 km NL Toyota 1
    D Frechen D Berlin 2008.05 596 km F Peugeot F
    NL Geldrop D Michendorf 2013.07 592 km 129.2 B BMW M+F 1
    CZ Zelen(ák D Michendorf 2014.06 590 km 90.8 H Mercedes 1
    PL Jelenia Góra D Auetal 2008.10 574 km D F 1
    D Berlin D Remscheid 2008.05 563 km D M+F
    CH Würenlos NL Vaals 2015.04 562 km 234 km 95.0 B Suzuki F 5
    D Berlin D Montabaur 2013.01 552 km D Iveco
    D Wunnenstein D Michendorf 2014.06 552 km 122.2 D Cadillac F
    D Frechen D Michendorf 2015.08 550 km 144 km 110.4 NL Citroen
    HR Opuzen SLO Kozina 2016.05 543 km 77.2 SLO Peugeot 1
    D Buckautal NL Eindhoven 2012.05 541 km D 1
    D Frechen D Michendorf 2003.11 540 km D Mercedes
    D Michendorf PL Starowiskitki 2015.08 532 km 104.0 PL Toyota 1
    PL Swiecko D Rhynern 2016.01 526 km 122.1 D VW 1
    D Holzkirchen I Cantagallo 2016.04 524 km 112.7 D VW 1
    NL Eijsden F Avallon 2015.03 507 km 107.1 NL Kia 2
    NL Bocholtz D Hermsdorf 2009.05 500 km D Mercedes F 1
    D T In der Holledau I AS Monte Alto 2015.05 493 km 76.8 PL DAF 2
    D Michendorf D Remscheid 2014.08 492 km 133.6 PL VW
    D Dresden PL Piotrków Tr. 2005.09 480 km PL 1
    D Wolferstedt NL Eindhoven 2015.04 468 km 110.6 UK Volvo 1
    D Chemnitz D Lichtendorf 2010.01 474 km PL VW
    D Berlin D Hamm 2006.06 470 km D Ford F
    I AS Sécchia Ovest I Frosinone 2015.07 467 km D Scania
    NL Hengelo D Michendorf 2006.12 465 km NL BMW 1
    F Langres NL Maastricht 2015.06 464 km 106.6 NL Volvo 3
    PL S?ubice PL Warszawa 2015.05 462 km 114.5 D VW
    I AS Flaminia Est I AS Somaglia Est 2015.08 455 km 115.2 I Audi F
    F St-Léger F Limours 2015.10 451 km 116.6 F Mercedes F
    F Mornas E Barcelona 2015.03 440 km 82.0 P MAN 1
    D Frechen D Hermsdorf 2014.08 439 km 108.0 D Seat F
    D Passau HR Varaždin 2014.05 420 km 94.7 HR Škoda 3
    PL Wroc?aw D Plötzetal 2014.08 415 km 133.9 PL Mercedes 1
    D Dresden PL Wielun' 2015.04 413 km 86.4 D VW 1
    LT Kaunas PL Warszawa 2014.06 403 km 71.8 PL Hyundai F+F F 1
    PL Chociszewo D Wolferstedt 2015.04 401 km 117.4 PL Renault 1
    PL S'wiecko D Auetal 2008.08 396 km NL Citroën 1
    D Werbellin D Auetal 2011.06 393 km PL
    CZ Svojkovice D Sinsheim 2015.09 391 km 115.7 CH Opel
    PL Trzcielt PL Warszawa 2006.12 390 km PL
    NL Muiden D Medenbach 2014.07 390 km 113.0 D Suzuki 1
    HR Šibenik SLO Gruškovje 2013.10 388 km SLO Mitsubishi 1
    D Handarpe D Michendorf 2007.09 387 km PL Mercedes M
    F Rebouc F St-Léger 2016.07 377 km 86.3 F Peugeot
    D Eisenach PL Zgorzelec 2007.12 370 km UK Ford 1
    D Nürnberg-Feucht D Linthe 2014.07 361 km 138.8 D Škoda F
    D Lehrte D Aachen 2014.06 360 km 97.3 D Chrysler
    F Assevillers F Monnaie 2015.10 351 km 113.8 F VW F
    D Gronegau D Michendorf 2015.12 347 km 131.8 D Mercedes
    NL Bad Nieuweschans D Alt Duvenstedt 2015.06 339 km 96.9 UK Fiat F 1
    E La Jonquera F Montélimar 2015.03 336 km 87.7 E DAF 1
    D Siegen D Stadtroda 2008.09 333 km D VW
    D Garbsen D Bernau 2013.05 333 km D
    D Herford D Michendorf 2008.08 332 km D
    HR Šibenik HR Lucko 2014.06 327 km 130.8 HR VW F
    D Bogen D Sinsheim 2013.10 322 km SLO Volvo
    NL Bocholtz D Bad Hersfeld 2015.04 322 km 106.3 B BMW 1
    D Bad Hersfeld D Dresden 2015.04 319 km 148.4 D Chevrolet F
    L Capellen F Dijon-Spoy 2016.03 319 km 110.6 B VW
    A Suben SLO Pesnica 2015.04 314 km H M+F 1
    PL Wroc?aw PL Lubien' 2007.12 313 km UK VW F
    PL Go?uski PL Warszawa 2014.07 313 km 82.4 LT DAF
    F Saint-Ambreuil F Villabé 2015.08 312 km 109.5 F Ford
    D Samerberg CH Buchs 2015.04 307 km 86.1 A Ford 5
    PL Go?uski PL Warszawa 2013.12 306 km 134.0 PL Alfa Romeo
    F Nemours F Mâcon St Albain 2015.07 300 km 100.0 F Setra
    D Helmstedt D Lichtendorf 2014.07 299 km 135.9 D Opel F
    PL Warszawa PL Tulce 2014.07 297 km 82.9 PL Mercedes
    D Hockenheim D Aachen 2013.10 295 km B Volvo
    F Saugon E Oiartzun 2015.10 294 km 83.2 E VW F
    A Manssworth A Suben 2008.01 291 km H M+F
    D Auetal D Michendorf 2005.12 290 km NL
    D Alt Duvenstedt DK Tuelsø 2015.06 290 km 100.6 D VW F 1
    PL Warszawa PL Tulce 2015.08 289 km 136.5 PL Hyundai F
    D Michendorf D Auetal 2009.06 287 km NL Ford F
    D Berlin D Garbsen 2013.07 285 km D VW
    D Reinhardshain D Aachen 2005.09 280 km PL Škoda
    D Gütersloh NL Gilze 2014.08 280 km 128.2 NL Citroën 1
    D T Spessart D T In der Holledau 2015.05 279 km 145.6 D Ford
    F Limours B Kortrijk 2015.10 279 km 83.3 P Scania F
    D Würzburg D Siegburg 2008.01 278 km D
    I Stura F L'Isle d'Abeau 2016.07 278 km 92.7 F Renault 1
    PL Michalinek PL Gdan'sk-Sob. 2014.07 277 km 85.7 PL Honda F F
    SLO Ravbarkomanda I Scaligera 2016.07 277 km 138.5 RO VW 1
    D Lichtendorf D Heppenheim 2014.06 271 km 107.7 D Mercedes F
    NL Maastricht NL Staphorst 2005.07 265 km NL
    NL Hengelo D Wendeburg 2009.12 264 km D Mercedes 1
    NL Hengelo D Wendeburg 2013.12 264 km 112.3 NL Ford F 1
    F La Fontaine-Colette F Paris 2016.07 263 km 132.9 F Renault
    HR C'ikovic'i HR Jasenice 2015.03 262 km 78.2 MNE Mercedes
    D Auetal NL Venlo 2008.10 261 km NL Volvo 1
    D Michendorf PL Go?uski 2013.12 261 km 96.1 PL Opel M 1
    D Passau A Deutschfeistritz 2016.06 261 km 103.0 D VW F 1
    A Wien SLO Maribor 2013.09 260 km HR Citroën F 1
    F Montpellier-Fabrègues F Volvestre 2016.07 259 km 121.4 F Peugeot
    PL S?ubice D Helmstedt 2014.06 258 km 111.4 D Toyota F 1
    HR Dugopolje HR Žuta Lokva 2015.04 255 km CD Honda F
    D Berlin D Lehrte 2013.05 254 km D Mercedes F
    PL Wroc?aw D Duben 2014.01 254 km 121.0 PL Opel 1
    D Berlin D Lehrte 2014.06 254 km 128.1 D Toyota
    D Michendorf D Garbsen 2014.06 253 km 151.8 PL Ford
    SLO Voklo A Salzburg 2015.04 253 km 86.7 A VW 1
    D Remscheid L Berchem 2015.08 251 km 83.2 PL Mercedes 1
    HR Luc(ko HR Posedarje 2013.09 250 km D F

    At least 10 vehicles within 24 hrs

    As of July 14, 2016

    from to date distance vehicles avg distance with friend days
    I Calstorta F Belvis 01.05.2016 1199.4 18 66.6 2
    NL Maastricht F Lezey 25.05.2013 304.6 15 20.3 1
    PL Klodzko NL Eindhoven 04.10.2008 1001.5 14 71.5 1
    NL Maastricht PL Kraków 07.09.2014 1312.8 13 101.0 2
    NL Bemelen D Jessen 31.08.2006 705.0 13 54.2 1
    NL Nieuwerkerk NL Geleen via NL Nieuwkuijk / NL Nieuwerkerk 25.07.2016 375.8 13 28.9 1
    NL Maastricht D Bernkastel-Kues 10.09.2014 218.0 13 16.8 1
    PL Kraków NL Maastricht 08.08.2014 1418.9 12 118.2 2
    PL Warszawa D Marbach 20.06.2014 1319.7 12 110.0 F 2
    NL Maastricht NL Maastricht via B Sint-Maria-Oudenhove 04.04.2004 363.0 12 30.3 1
    NL Bemelen D Merzig 12.06.2004 337.0 12 28.1 1
    S Hällekis NL Nieuwerkerk 12.06.2015 1391.0 11 126.5 F 2
    F Latitude 45 NL Maastricht 25.05.2016 889.2 14 73.5 2
    NL Nieuwkuijk D Bautzen 27.12.2009 816.2 11 74.2 1
    NL Rosmalen PL Trzciel 27.12.2006 813.0 11 73.9 1
    NL Maastricht PL Lubniewice 29.08.2008 800.5 11 72.7 1
    E Mundaka F St-Léger 30.10.2015 457.5 10 45.8 2
    F St.-Laurent-du-Pape NL Maastricht 09.08.2015 1023.9 10 102.4 2
    NL Maastricht PL Wlen 12.09.2008 847.5 10 74.8 1
    D Aachen NL Leiden 21.01.2006 272.0 10 27.2 1
    NL Maastricht D Traben-Trarbach 13.06.2013 194.7 10 19.4 M 1

    24 hrs Personal Record history

    The table below shows how my best 24 hours hitch-hiking distance has evolved.

    date distance from to trip speed ride speed vehicles avg distance
    1993.07 5.0 F Meribel les Allues F Meribel Mottaret 1 5.0
    2000.07 25.0 F Ausson F Col de Rousset 2 12.5
    2003.02 206.0 NL Velp NL Meerssen 3 68.7
    2003.11 713.0 D Aachen Rothe Erde D Frankfurt an der Oder 4 178.3
    2005.09.15 1125.0 NL Bocholtz PL Piotrków Tr. 7 160.7
    2013.10.06 1208.7 HR Šibenik D Sinsheim 7 172.2
    2014.06.02 1636.9 HR Šibenik D Garbsen 74.1 108.2 8 204.6

    Trips over 750 kms within 24 hrs

    As of July 14, 2016.

    from to date distance duration trip speed ride speed vehicles avg distance days countries
    HR Šibenik D Garbsen 02.06.2014 1,636.9 22.1 hrs 74.1 108.2 8 204.6 2 HR SLO A CZ D
    NL Amsterdam PL Warszawa 06.07.2014 1,631.0 20.0 hrs 81.7 110.5 9 181.2 2 NL D PL
    PL Warszawa NL Maastricht 25.08.2015 1,535.0 17.4 hrs 88.1 112.0 5 307.0 2 PL D L B NL
    PL Warszawa NL 's-Hertogenbosch 28.07.2014 1,530.1 20.2 hrs 75.5 103.2 7 218.6 2 PL D NL
    D Hetzbach NL Zaltbommel 29.06.2014 1,507.2 20.5 hrs 73.3 108.0 8 188.4 2 D B NL
    NL Maastricht E Barcelona 15.03.2015 1,460.0 23.7 hrs 61.6 99.2 9 162.2 2 NL B F E
    NL Eijsden NL Gronsveld 23.03.2016 1,456.8 24.0 hrs 60.7 106.3 12 121.4 2 NL B L F L B NL
    PL Bialowieza NL 's-Hertogenbosch 07.05.2015 1,443.8 23.3 hrs 62.0 99.4 6 206.3 2 PL D NL
    NL Bocholtz SLO Postojna 18.05.2015 1,422.7 24.0 hrs 59.3 103.2 8 177.8 2 NL D I SLO HR
    PL Kraków NL Maastricht 08.08.2014 1,418.9 20.0 hrs 70.9 118.1 12 118.2 2 PL D NL
    NL Bocholtz HR Jasenice 13.04.2015 1,412.1 24.0 hrs 58.8 111.1 9 156.9 2 NL D A SLO HR
    HR Split F Montélimar-Sud 01.05.2016 1,390.3 24.0 hrs 57.9 91.7 13.5 111.4 2 HR SLO I F
    S Götene NL Reeuwijk 12.06.2015 1,364.4 24.0 hrs 56.9 83.4 11 124.0 2 SE DK D NL
    NL Nijswiller I AS San Pelagio 12.04.2016 1,336.8 23.6 hrs 56.7 111.0 7 190.9 2 NL D I
    E Soraluze B Bilzen 19.10.2015 1,326,9 24.0 hrs 55.3 101.3 12.7 104.8 2 E F B
    PL Warszawa D Hetzbach 24.06.2014 1,318.0 19.9 hrs 66.2 107.9 11 119.8 2 PL D
    HR T Vrata Jadrana NL Maastricht 26.05.2015 1,315.0 24.0 hrs 54.8 99.2 4 328.8 2 HR SLO A D NL
    NL Maastricht PL Kraków 07.08.2014 1,312.8 20.6 hrs 63.6 104.7 13 101.0 2 NL D PL
    PL Warszawa NL 's-Hertogenbosch 10.04.2015 1,306.7 17.1 hrs 76.4 111.1 8 163.3 2 PL D NL
    NL Maastricht PL Warszawa 06.04.2015 1,297.4 20.4 hrs 63.6 94.9 9 144.2 2 NL D PL
    PL Warszawa NL Maastricht 07.01.2016 1,264.7 15.3 hrs 82.3 118.9 9 140.5 2 PL D B NL
    NL Maastricht E Oiartzun 19.10.2015 1,229.9 18.2 hrs 67.7 100.3 8 153.7 2 NL B F E
    HR Šibenik D Sinsheim 06.10.2013 1,208.7 24.0 hrs 50.0 7 172.7 2 HR SLO A D
    NL Muiden PL Warszawa 27.12.2013 1,175.8 18.4 hrs 63.9 112.3 7 167.9 2 NL D PL
    NL Muiden PL Warszawa 27.12.2015 1,170.8 14.7 hrs 81.1 132.4 8 146.4 1 NL D PL
    NL Bocholtz PL Starowiskitki 14.08.2015 1,142.6 13.3 hrs 85.5 107.1 3 380.7 1 NL D PL
    NL Maastricht HR Varaždin 15.05.2014 1,136.6 15.3 hrs 74.3 101.0 6 189.4 1 NL D A SLO HR
    NL Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel A Deutschfeistritz 10.06.2016 1,130.1 14.3 hrs 79.3 106.9 8 141.3 2 NL D A SLO
    NL Bocholtz PL Piotrków Tr. 15.09.2005 1,125.0 24.0 hrs 47.0 7 160.7 2 NL D PL
    PL Prószków NL Maastricht 11.01.2009 1,117.0 12.5 hrs 89.0 2 558.5 1 PL D NL
    I Novara F Lau-Balagnas 02.07.2016 1,101.4 24.0 hrs 45.9 105.4 6.7 165.4 2 I F
    PL Prady NL 's-Hertogenbosch 13.09.2009 1,086.0 20.0 hrs 54.0 4 271.5 2 PL D NL
    E Montseny I Stradella 17.03.2015 1,082.2 24.0 hrs 45.1 89.3 5 211.4 2 E F I
    I Padova D Berlin 30.04.2015 1,079.8 18.1 hrs 59.6 82.2 6 180.0 2 I A D
    PL Prószków NL Roermond 11.01.2010 1,052.9 15.0 hrs 70.0 6 175.5 1 PL D NL
    F St.-Laurent-du-Pape NL Maastricht 09.08.2015 1,023.9 19.5 hrs 52.4 103.3 10 102.3 2 F B NL
    NL Maastricht PL Poznan 27.08.2014 1,005.0 16.8 hrs 59.9 104.5 8 125.6 2 NL D PL
    PL Klodzko NL Eindhoven 04.10.2008 1,001.5 15.0 hrs 67.0 14 71.5 1 PL D NL
    F Narbonne-Vinassan F Charleville-Mézières 25.05.2016 991.9 23.9 hrs 41.3 94.4 10 99.2 2 F
    I AS Prenestina Est F L'Isle d'Abeau 02.08.2015 984.9 24.0 hrs 41.0 106.9 7 140.7 2 I F
    PL Wroclaw NL Eindhoven 07.01.2007 969.0 13.0 hrs 75.0 5 193.8 1 PL D NL
    PL Miedzyzdroje NL Maastricht 13.06.2011 968.3 13.7 hrs 73.0 9 107.6 1 PL D NL
    PL Wroclaw NL Maastricht 24.09.2005 968.0 15.0 hrs 65.0 8 121.0 1 PL D NL
    PL Wroclaw NL Amsterdam 11.01.2014 957.0 9.9 hrs 96.1 113.7 2 478.5 1 PL D NL
    PL Goluski B Vise 31.08.2014 948.1 17.7 hrs 53.5 91.8 6 158.0 2 PL D B
    NL Nieuwerkerk DK Tuelsø 31.05.2015 911.6 14.3 hrs 63.6 101.5 7 130.2 1 NL D DK
    F Espiadet F Paris 10.07.2016 890.5 12.0 hrs 71.2 102.4 5 178.1 1 F
    F St. Michel-de-Maurienne I Sora 27.07.2015 888.3 16.5 hrs 53.8 88.1 7 126.9 2 F I
    PL Lowicz W. D Oberschelden 23.09.2006 884.0 15.0 hrs 59.0 3 294.6 1 PL D
    D Berlin NL Eindhoven 12.01.2013 867.7 11.5 hrs 75.0 5 173.5 1 D NL
    NL Maastricht PL Wlen 12.09.2008 847.5 15.0 hrs 57.0 10 74.8 1 NL D PL
    F Monestier-le-Clermont NL Maastricht 30.06.2015 850.0 12.9 hrs 65.8 107.4 4 212.5 1 F L B NL
    NL Maastricht F Ruthière 16.06.2015 845.8 12.3 hrs 68.7 115.3 5 169.2 1 NL B L F
    CH Bad Ragaz NL 's-Hertogenbosch 03.04.2015 825.4 11.8 hrs 70.2 97.4 4 206.4 1 CH D F D B NL
    NL Geffen PL Trzciel 27.12.2005 820.0 12.0 hrs 68.0 8 102.5 1 NL D PL
    NL Nieuwkuijk D Bautzen 27.12.2009 816.2 11 74.2 1 NL D
    NL Rosmalen PL Trzciel 27.12.2006 813.0 13.0 hrs 63.0 11 73.9 1 NL D PL
    NL Maastricht PL Lubniewice 29.08.2008 800.5 12.0 hrs 67.0 11 72.7 1 NL D PL
    HR Lucko CH Bad Ragaz 02.04.2015 795.9 17.4 hrs 45.7 91.9 7 113.7 1 HR SLO A D FL CH FL CH
    PL Rzepin NL Lierop 08.01.2006 789.0 8.0 hrs 99.0 3 263.0 1 PL D NL
    I Stradella HR Jasenice 19.03.2015 795.9 14.5 hrs 54.9 92.2 7 113.7 1 I SLO HR
    NL Rothem D Königs Wusterh. 25.05.2012 777.4 9 86.4 1 NL D
    NL Nuland D Bautzen 27.12.2008 775.0 12.0 hrs 65.0 9 86.1 1 NL D
    NL Maastricht D Berlin 28.05.2009 763.0 12.0 hrs 64.0 5 152.6 1 NL D
    CZ Rudná (Praha) F Plappeville 04.09.2015 762.3 9.5 hrs 80.7 109.2 5 152.5 1 CZ D L F


    Country part of 750 kms+ trip within 24 hours

    country number of times
    Germany 47
    The Netherlands 45
    Poland 30
    France 14
    Belgium 12
    Croatia 9
    Slovenia 10
    Italy 9
    Austria 8
    Luxembourg 5
    Spain 4
    Switzerland 2
    Czech Republic 2
    Denmark 2
    Liechtenstein 1
    Sweden 1

    Non-petrol station top 10

    This table gives an overview of locations that I have used most often excluding petrol stations, including several statistics per location.

    Non-petrol stations top 10 As of March 5, 2017
    country motorway location near town number of lifts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg N2 liftersplaats Maastricht 73 5762.3 78.9 19.56 0.16 3.0 265.0 0.00 1.15 12.5
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg local Oude Akerstraat Bemelen 38 395.0 10.4 3.15 0.05 3.5 176.0 0.01 0.15 28.1
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg local Floraplein Eindhoven 32 1819.3 56.9 6.12 0.12 12.9 86.2 0.01 1.00 12.3
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 55 northbound Maastricht 31 1087.0 35.1 8.18 0.16 3.0 168.0 0.02 1.12 27.5
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A59 47 eastbound 's-Hertogenbosch 31 964.3 31.1 6.53 0.13 2.0 133.0 0.01 0.44 25.9
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 A2 x N278 X Europaplein Maastricht 29 788.2 27.2 6.20 0.13 6.4 86.5 0.00 1.15 28.9
    Flag of Belgium.svg A25 7 (Pont Atlas) Liège 16 489.4 30.6 4.18 0.16 14.0 162.2 0.01 1.00 31.6
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 48 southbound Urmond 16 303.0 18.9 1.28 0.06 14.2 21.9 0.00 0.27 17.4
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A10 S113 southbound Amsterdam 13 527.5 40.6 4.30 0.21 16.3 101.0 0.02 2.15 30.7
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A59 43 eastbound Nieuwkuijk 13 166.8 12.8 1.51 0.09 6.3 21.8 0.01 0.21 39.9

    1 total distance (km)
    2 average distance (km)
    3 total wait (hours, minutes)
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    This table gives an overview of locations from where the distance of lifts was the longest, including several statistics per location.

    Non-petrol stations top 10 As of March 5, 2017
    country motorway location near town total distance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg N2 liftersplaats Maastricht 5762.3 73 78.9 19.56 0.16 3.0 265 0.00 1.15 12.5
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg local Floraplein Eindhoven 1819.3 32 56.9 6.12 0.12 12.9 86.2 0.01 1.00 12.3
    Flag of Poland.svg N2 border Swiecko 1096.0 2 548.0 0.37 0.19 396.0 700.0 0.07 0.30 2.0
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 55 northbound Maastricht 1087.0 31 35.1 8.18 0.16 3.0 168.0 0.02 1.12 27.5
    Flag of Germany.svg B96 Grunauerstrasse Berlin 1083.0 3 361.0 1.10 0.23 50.0 563.0 0.10 0.30 3.9
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 55 northbound Maastricht 1067.4 30 35.6 8.14 0.16 3.0 168.0 0.02 1.12 27.8
    Flag of Poland.svg A4 219 westbound Opole, Prady 1019.0 1 1019.0 0.05 0.05 1019.0 1019.0 0.05 0.05 0.3
    Flag of Poland.svg S8 Powazkowska southbound Warszawa 983.2 6 163.9 1.29 0.15 38.8 297.0 0.04 0.32 5.4
    Flag of Italy.svg A22 Rovereto Sud Rovereto 969.0 1 969.0 0.01 0.01 969.0 969.0 0.01 0.01 0.1
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A59 47 eastbound 's-Hertogenbosch 964.3 31 31.1 6.53 0.13 2.0 133.0 0.01 0.44 25.9
    Flag of Germany.svg A115 1 southbound Berlin 793.0 3 264.3 0.37 0.12 254.0 285.0 0.02 0.20 2.8

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    Petrol station top 10

    This table gives an overview of the petrol stations that I have used most often, including several statistics per station.

    Petrol stations top 10 As of March 5, 2017
    country motorway petrol station name near town number of lifts 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 Het Anker Born 32 46-47 934.4 29.2 6.36 0.12 14.0 101.4 0.01 0.39 24.6
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 De Lucht-West Zaltbommel 30 17-18 2455.3 81.8 8.51 0.18 9.4 140.0 0.02 1.35 13.0
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 Bosserhof Echt 28 45-44 2261.1 80.8 6.10 0.13 35.0 160.0 0.03 1.11 9.8
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 Velder Liempde 28 26-27 2054.5 70.8 11.46 0.24 19.0 147.0 0.01 1.47 20.6
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 Groote Bleek Maarheeze 25 36-35 1446.3 57.9 10.05 0.24 13.0 128.0 0.05 1.30 25.1
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A76 Tienbaan Bocholtz 19 7-D 3147.9 157.4 11.55 0.36 58.4 640.0 0.07 2.15 13.6
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 't Haasje Maarheeze 17 35-36 955.2 56.2 2.28 0.09 18.8 75.0 0.02 0.31 9.3
    Flag of Germany.svg A10 Michendorf Süd Michendorf 14 18-17 1725.2 123.2 8.29 0.36 32.6 534.0 0.04 1.55 17.7
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 Meerssen Meerssen 13 52-51 782.9 60.2 2.45 0.13 15.0 130.0 0.05 0.36 12.6
    Flag of Germany.svg A4 Frechen Süd Frechen 11 9-10 3448.8 313.5 8.25 0.46 42.8 716.0 0.02 2.00 8.8

    1 exit numbers
    2 total distance (km)
    3 average distance (km)
    4 total wait (hours, minutes)
    5 average wait (hours, minutes)
    6 min distance (km)
    7 max distance (km)
    8 min wait (hours, minutes)
    9 max wait (hours, minutes)
    10 average wait per kilometer (seconds)

    This table gives an overview of the petrol stations from where the distance of lifts was the longest, including several statistics per station.

    Petrol stations top 10 As of March 5, 2017
    country motorway petrol station name near town total distance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
    Flag of Germany.svg A4 Frechen Süd Frechen 3448.8 km 9-10 11 313.5 8.25 0.46 42.8 716.0 0.02 2.00 8.8
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A76 Tienbaan Bocholtz 3147.9 km 7-D 19 157.4 11.55 0.36 58.4 640.0 0.07 2.15 13.6
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 De Lucht-West Zaltbommel 2455.3 km 17-18 30 81.8 8.51 0.18 9.4 140.0 0.02 1.35 13.0
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 Bosserhof Echt 2261.1 km 45-44 28 80.8 6.10 0.13 35.0 160.0 0.03 1.11 9.8
    Flag of the Netherlands.svg A2 Velder Liempde 2054.5 km 26-27 28 70.8 11.46 0.24 19.0 147.0 0.01 1.47 20.6
    Flag of Poland.svg A2 Tulce Tulce 2016.5 km 177 5 403.3 3.04 0.37 91.5 821.0 0.18 1.03 5.5
    Flag of Germany.svg A10 Michendorf Nord Michendorf 1759.5 km 72-X 6 293.3 2.20 0.23 55.5 599.0 0.03 0.50 4.8
    Flag of Germany.svg A10 Michendorf Süd Michendorf 1725.2 km 18-17 14 123.2 8.29 0.36 32.6 534.0 0.04 1.55 17.7
    Flag of Poland.svg A4 Bielany Wroclawski Pólnoc Wroclaw 1643.0 km 150 4 410.8 3.15 0.49 92.0 882.0 0.47 0.50 7.12
    Flag of Poland.svg A2 Gnilec Swiecko 1505.0 km 21-2 4 376.3 2.10 0.33 114.0 607.0 0.12 1.19 5.2

    1 exit numbers
    2 number of lifts
    3 average distance (km)
    4 total wait (hours, minutes)
    5 average wait (hours, minutes)
    6 min distance (km)
    7 max distance (km)
    8 min wait (hours, minutes)
    9 max wait (hours, minutes)
    10 average wait per kilometer (seconds)

    Highest elevations

    These are the highest points reached or passed on the hitch-hiking trips.

    height (meters) date place type road country
    2,115 07.2016 Col du Tourmalet pass D918 France
    1,924 07.2015, 07.2015 Col du Glandon pass D927 France
    ± 1,700 07.1993 Méribel Mottaret ski station D90 France
    1,489 07.2016 Col d'Aspin pass D918 France
    1,370 04.2015, 05.2015, 04.2016 Brenner pass pass A22 Italy
    1,340 04.2015 Tauerntunnel tunnel A19 Austria
    ± 1,300 07.2015, 08.2015, 05.2016, 07.2016 Fréjus Road Tunnel tunnel A32 Italy
    1,254 07.2000 Col de Rousset pass D518 France
    1,163 04.2015 Passo Pian delle Fugaze pass SS46 Italy
    1,118 12.2007 Lysa Polana pass 960 Poland
    1,046 10.2004 Przelecz Okraj pass 368 Poland

    North- and eastbound hitch-hiking from Maastricht (A2 and A79)

    In the 1980's on initiative of the municipality of Maastricht an official hitch-hiking spot "liftersplaats" was realized. The spot was situated on a very good location to get rides for a comparatively long distance, mainly for the north direction (A2). Early in 2012 the official hitch-hiking spot has been removed as a result of major road works that are carried out in the period 2012-2016.

    The following table presents some data of hitch-hiking trips during which I have used the official hitch-hiking spot "liftersplaats" in Maastricht to obtain a lift. The table contains a column with the name of the town where the lift from the "liftersplaats" brought me to. Also the distance of this lift, the waiting time of this lift (3) and the length of this lift compared to the total length of the trip (6) are given in various columns, as well as my usual calculations of averages and totals.

    # date lift to trip from trip to distance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    1 xx.07.03 Velp Maastricht Velp 161 161 161.0 0.05 0.05 0.05 100% 100% 100%
    2 01.08.03 Belfeld Maastricht Ootmarsum 74 235 117.5 0.45 0.50 0.25 71% 171% 85.5%
    3 14.02.04 Rosmalen Maastricht Rosmalen 130 365 121.7 0.03 0.53 0.18 100% 271% 90.3%
    4 27.02.04 Grathem Maastricht Zwolle 45 410 102.5 0.05 0.58 0.15 19% 290% 72.5%
    5 06.03.04 Grathem Maastricht Arnhem 45 455 91.0 0.15 1.13 0.15 30% 320% 64.0%
    6 19.03.04 Diemen Maastricht Diemen 215 670 111.7 0.30 1.43 0.17 100% 420% 70.0%
    7 29.04.04 's-Hertogenbosch Maastricht 's-Hertogenbosch 127 797 113.9 0.02 1.45 0.15 100% 520% 74.3%
    8 08.05.04 Sint Joost Maastricht Roermond 35 832 104.0 0.10 1.55 0.14 77% 597% 74.6%
    9 09.05.04 Rosmalen Maastricht Utrecht 122 954 106.0 0.10 2.05 0.14 72% 669% 74.3%
    10 14.05.04 Grathem Maastricht Arnhem 45 999 99.9 0.07 2.12 0.13 30% 699% 69.9%
    11 24.06.04 Eindhoven Bemelen Nieuwkuijk 82 1081 98.3 0.45 2.57 0.16 57% 756% 68.7%
    12 06.08.04 Utrecht Bemelen Utrecht 175 1256 104.6 0.25 3.22 0.17 97% 853% 71.1%
    13 27.08.04 Utrecht Maastricht Utrecht 180 1436 110.5 0.01 3.23 0.16 100% 953% 73.3%
    14 16.10.04 Zaltbommel Maastricht Utrecht 140 1576 112.8 0.08 3.31 0.15 78% 1031% 73.6%
    15 14.01.05 Echt Bemelen 's-Hertogenbosch 33 1609 107.3 0.07 3.38 0.15 25% 1056% 70.4%
    16 30.01.05 Echt Maastricht Utrecht 33 1642 102.6 0.05 3.43 0.14 18% 1074% 67.1%
    17 27.03.05 Vlijmen Maastricht Vlijmen 130 1772 104.2 0.05 3.48 0.13 100% 1174% 69.1%
    18 16.06.05 Echt Maastricht 's-Hertogenbosch 33 1805 100.3 0.10 3.58 0.13 26% 1200% 66.7%
    19 09.07.05 Weert Bemelen 's-Hertogenbosch 50 1855 97.6 0.07 4.05 0.13 42% 1242% 65.4%
    20 29.07.05 Staphorst Bemelen Groningen 265 2120 106.0 0.50 4.55 0.15 74% 1316% 65.8%
    21 09.09.05 's-Hertogenbosch Bemelen 's-Hertogenbosch 128 2228 106.1 0.15 5.10 0.15 96% 1412% 67.2%
    22 07.10.05 Grathem Bemelen Almelo 45 2273 103.3 0.15 5.25 0.15 18% 1430% 65.0%
    23 22.10.05 Nederweert Maastricht Arnhem 44 2317 100.7 0.15 5.40 0.15 27% 1457% 63.3%
    24 18.11.05 's-Hertogenbosch Bemelen 's-Hertogenbosch 128 2445 101.9 0.15 5.55 0.15 96% 1553% 64.7%
    25 18.12.05 Veldhoven Maastricht Veldhoven 92 2537 101.5 0.05 6.00 0.14 97% 1650% 66.0%
    26 24.12.05 Maarheeze Bemelen 's-Hertogenbosch 68 2605 100.2 0.15 6.15 0.14 51% 1701% 65.4%
    27 15.01.06 Eindhoven Maastricht Utrecht 82 2687 99.5 0.10 6.25 0.14 45% 1746% 65.7%
    28 21.01.06 Echt Aachen Leiden 33 2720 97.1 0.05 6.30 0.14 12% 1758% 62.7%
    29 11.03.06 Leende Bemelen Leende 75 2795 96.4 0.30 7.00 0.14 95% 1853% 63.9%
    30 21.04.06 Vlijmen Maastricht Vlijmen 130 2925 97.5 0.17 7.17 0.15 100% 1953% 65.1%
    31 01.06.06 Heerlen Bemelen Berlin 22 2947 95.1 0.05 7.22 0.14 3% 1956% 63.1%
    32 10.06.06 Veldhoven Maastricht 's-Hertogenbosch 92 3039 95.0 0.03 7.25 0.14 72% 2028% 63.4%
    33 01.07.06 's-Hertogenbosch Maastricht Utrecht 122 3161 95.8 0.20 7.45 0.14 72% 2100% 63.6%
    34 11.08.06 Geleen Maastricht Antwerpen 16 3177 93.4 0.15 8.00 0.14 11% 2111% 62.1%
    35 20.08.06 Heerlen Maastricht Heerlen 22 3199 91.4 0.05 8.05 0.14 100% 2211% 63.2%
    36 26.08.06 Echt Bemelen 's-Hertogenbosch 33 3232 89.8 0.03 8.08 0.14 25% 2236% 62.1%
    37 24.12.06 Liempde Bemelen 's-Hertogenbosch 100 3332 90.1 0.05 8.13 0.13 78% 2314% 62.5%
    38 20.01.07 Geleen Bemelen Bruxelles 16 3348 88.1 0.30 8.43 0.14 11% 2325% 61.2%
    39 03.02.07 Waalre Bemelen 's-Hertogenbosch 81 3429 87.9 0.00 8.43 0.13 66% 2391% 61.3%
    40 06.04.07 's-Hertogenbosch Bemelen 's-Hertogenbosch 117 3546 88.7 0.05 8.48 0.13 97% 2488% 62.2%
    41 19.05.07 Grathem Maastricht Venray 45 3591 87.6 0.10 8.58 0.13 41% 2529% 61.7%
    42 30.06.07 Waalre Maastricht 's-Hertogenbosch 81 3672 87.4 0.10 9.08 0.13 68% 2597% 61.8%
    43 19.08.07 Heerlen Bemelen Heerlen 23 3695 85.9 0.05 9.13 0.13 82% 2679% 62.3%
    44 30.08.07 Nederweert Bemelen 's-Hertogenbosch 44 3739 85.0 1.15 10.28 0.14 34% 2713% 61.7%
    45 06.10.07 Maarheeze Maastricht Kaatsheuvel 68 3807 84.6 0.30 10.58 0.15 50% 2763% 61.4%
    46 19.10.07 Zaltbommel Maastricht Lelystad 140 3947 85.8 0.05 11.03 0.14 61% 2824% 61.4%
    47 03.11.07 's-Hertogenbosch Maastricht 's-Hertogenbosch 133 4080 86.8 0.10 11.13 0.14 100% 2924% 62.2%
    48 14.11.07 Meerssen Bemelen Meerssen 3 4083 85.1 0.03 11.16 0.14 33% 2957% 61.6%
    49 30.11.07 Maarheeze Maastricht Rotterdam 68 4151 84.7 0.07 11.23 0.14 34% 2991% 61.0%
    50 22.12.07 Weert Bemelen Veldhoven 50 4201 84.0 0.20 11.43 0.14 52% 3043% 60.9%
    51 04.04.08 Urmond Maastricht Nieuwkuijk 16 4217 82.7 1.15 12.58 0.15 12% 3055% 59.9%
    52 05.05.08 Geleen Bemelen Berlin 16 4233 81.4 0.30 13.28 0.16 2% 3057% 58.8%
    53 16.05.08 Zaltbommel Maastricht 's-Hertogenbosch 134 4367 82.4 0.03 13.31 0.15 91% 3148% 59.4%
    54 13.06.08 's-Hertogenbosch Maastricht Vlijmen 120 4487 83.1 0.04 13.35 0.15 95% 3243% 60.1%
    55 29.06.08 Weert Maastricht Nieuwkuijk 52 4539 82.5 0.20 13.55 0.15 37% 3280% 59.6%
    56 22.08.08 Roosteren Maastricht Utrecht 27 4566 81.5 0.15 14.10 0.15 16% 3296% 58.9%
    57 29.08.08 Aachen Maastricht Lubniewice 41 4607 80.8 0.50 15.00 0.16 5% 3301% 57.9%
    58 20.12.08 Born Maastricht Nieuwkuijk 19 4626 79.8 0.10 15.10 0.16 14% 3315% 57.2%
    59 24.12.08 's-Hertogenbosch Maastricht 's-Hertogenbosch 131 4757 80.6 0.20 15.30 0.16 100% 3415% 57.9%
    60 18.01.09 Echt Maastricht 's-Hertogenbosch 33 4790 79.8 0.20 15.30 0.16 100% 3515% 58.6%
    61 31.01.09 's-Hertogenbosch Maastricht Rheden 118 4908 80.5 0.35 16.05 0.16 53% 3568% 58.5%
    62 07.02.09 Veldhoven Maastricht 's-Hertogenbosch 89 4997 80.6 0.30 16.35 0.16 67% 3635% 58.6%
    63 28.02.09 Echt Maastricht Eindhoven 33 5030 79.8 0.15 16.50 0.16 37% 3672% 58.3%
    64 10.05.09 's-Hertogenbosch Maastricht Nieuwkuijk 118 5148 80.4 0.15 17.05 0.16 91% 3763% 58.8%
    65 17.05.09 Veldhoven Maastricht Woerden 89 5237 80.6 0.25 17.30 0.16 47% 3810% 58.6%
    66 28.05.09 Bocholtz Maastricht Berlin 26 5263 79.7 0.20 17.50 0.16 3% 3813% 57.8%
    67 16.08.09 Echt Maastricht Venray 33 5296 79.0 0.15 18.05 0.16 20% 3833% 57.2%
    68 13.12.09 Zaltbommel Maastricht Utrecht 134 5400 79.4 0.15 18.20 0.16 77% 3910% 57.5%
    69 20.12.09 Volkel Maastricht Nieuwkuijk 122 5522 80.0 0.03 18.23 0.16 74% 3984% 57.7%
    70 24.12.09 Maarheeze Maastricht 's-Hertogenbosch 68 5590 79.9 0.30 18.53 0.16 53% 4037% 57.7%
    71 12.09.10 Echt Maastricht 's-Hertogenbosch 33 5623 79.2 0.20 19.13 0.16 23% 4060% 57.1%
    72 29.10.10 Echt Maastricht 's-Hertogenbosch 33 5656 78.5 0.20 19.33 0.16 26% 4063% 56.4%

    1 total distance of all rides thus far (km)
    2 average distance of all rides thus far (km)
    3 waiting time for the lift (hours, minutes)
    4 total waiting time of all rides thus far (hours, minutes)
    5 average waiting time of all rides thus far (hours, minutes)
    6 share of the ride distance in trip length (%)
    7 total of shares of the ride distance in trip length of all rides so far (%)
    8 averages share of the ride distance in trip length of all rides so far (%)

    Since the removal of the official hitch-hiking spot, hitch-hiking out of Maastricht in the northern direction is still possible and for the eastern direction it has become somewhat easier. Currently (2012- ...) there is a wide strip of asphalt situated in the middle of the Viaductweg, section between Meerssenerweg and the N2 (President Rooseveltlaan). First experiences were positive. However, after trying this location several times the following conclusion can be justified. This location is less suitable for obtaining a ride over a longer distance. The average waiting times are longer and the average ride is shorter as compared to the former official hitch-hiking spot. The former official hitch-hiking spot was situated indeed on a very hitch-hiker friendly location.

    A list of rides from the spot in the middle of the Viaductweg is given in the table below.

    # date lift to trip from trip to distance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    1 14.10.12 Urmond Maastricht Urmond 17 17 17.0 0.03 0.03 0.03 100% 100% 100%
    2 14.10.12 Meerssen Maastricht Meerssen 5 22 11.0 0.07 0.10 0.05 100% 200% 100%
    3 18.10.12 Eindhoven Maastricht Eindhoven 81 103 34.3 0.02 0.12 0.04 100% 300% 100%
    4 25.10.12 NO LIFT Maastricht Eindhoven 0 103 25.8 0.30 0.42 0.10 0% 300% 75%
    5 02.11.12 Eindhoven Maastricht Eindhoven 81 184 36.8 0.15 0.57 0.11 100% 400% 80%
    6 09.11.12 NO LIFT Maastricht Eindhoven 0 184 30.6 0.30 1.27 0.15 0% 400% 66%
    7 15.12.12 Echt Maastricht Utrecht 68 252 36.0 0.20 1.47 0.15 38% 438% 63%
    8 23.12.12 Diefdijk Maastricht Amsterdam 151 403 50.3 0.50 2.37 0.20 73% 511% 64%
    9 22.02.13 Eindhoven Maastricht ´s-Hertogenbosch 91 494 54.8 0.35 3.12 0.21 63% 574% 64%
    10 07.06.13 Urmond Maastricht Amsterdam 17 511 51.1 0.05 3.17 0.20 8% 582% 58%
    11 18.10.13 Urmond Maastricht 's-Hertogenbosch 19 530 48.2 0.35 3.52 0.21 15% 597% 54%

    1 total distance of all rides thus far (km)
    2 average distance of all rides thus far (km)
    3 waiting time for the lift (hours, minutes)
    4 total waiting time of all rides thus far (hours, minutes)
    5 average waiting time of all rides thus far (hours, minutes)
    6 share of the ride distance in trip length (%)
    7 total of shares of the ride distance in trip length of all rides so far (%)
    8 averages share of the ride distance in trip length of all rides so far (%)

    In July till September 2003 there was a good location to hitch-hike, outside of working hours of the tunnel project. This location was situated on the crossing of the N2 with the Professor Cobbenhagenlaan. The table below presents hitch-hiking experiences on this location.

    # date lift to trip from trip to distance 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
    1 30.06.13 Maarheeze Maastricht Vlijmen 69 69 69.0 0.02 0.02 0.02 54% 54% 54%

    1 total distance of all rides thus far (km)
    2 average distance of all rides thus far (km)
    3 waiting time for the lift (hours, minutes)
    4 total waiting time of all rides thus far (hours, minutes)
    5 average waiting time of all rides thus far (hours, minutes)
    6 share of the ride distance in trip length (%)
    7 total of shares of the ride distance in trip length of all rides so far (%)
    8 averages share of the ride distance in trip length of all rides so far (%)

    My statistics and hitch-hiking website for the Netherlands

    Here is the website that I edit: hitch-hiking (ad-hoc-carpooling) in the Netherlands: [2]

    I keep detailed lists and statistics of my travels. For an extract, take a look here: [3]. The page holds a list of all trips, a table with numbers of rides, average waits and average ride lengths per country and a list of the motorway service areas which I have used during hitch-hiking.

    Let’s build this community! See you on the road!

    Top speeds

    • Female driver 205 kmh 07.2013 (BMW, Germany)
    • Austria 170 kmh 01.2008
    • Belgium 190 kmh 05.2013 (Audi), 03.2016 (Audi)
    • Croatia 190 kmh 03.2015 (Citroën), 170 kmh 10.2013 (Mitsubishi)
    • Czech Republic 160 kmh 09.2015 (VW)
    • France 170 kmh 05.2016 (Peugeot), 160 kmh 03.2015 (Citroën)
    • Germany (Autobahn): 1. 240 kmh 05.2014 (Audi Quattro), 2. 230 kmh 11.2003 (Mercedes), 3. 220 kmh 06.2009 (VW), 07.2014 (Audi Quattro), 4. 210 kmh 08.2007 (Mercedes SLK), 06.2013, 07.2013 (BMW), 5. 205 kmh 01.2008 (Audi), 05.2014 (Citroen)
    • Germany (Bundesstrasse): 195 kmh 06.2009 on B53 Zell-Traben-Trarbach (VW)
    • Hungary 160 kmh 09.2010 (Mercedes)
    • Italy 170 kmh 05.2015 (Alfa Romeo), 07.2016 (VW)
    • Liechtenstein 90 kmh 04.2015 (Ford)
    • Lithuania (motorway) 150 kmh 06.2014 (Toyota)
    • Lithuania (non-motorway) 120 kmh 01.2013
    • The Netherlands 1. 180 kmh 11.2007 on A73 Eindhoven-Oss / 180 kmh (Peugeot 309), 09.2010 on A2 Eindhoven-'s-Hertogenbosch (VW), 2. 175 kmh 01.2006 on A2 's-Hertogenbosch-Eindhoven (Mercedes) / 175 kmh 06.2011 on A2 Eindhoven-Susteren, 175 kmh 03.2016 175 kmh 01.2006 on A2 's-Hertogenbosch-Liempde (Mazda)
    • Poland (motorway / autostrada) 1. 210 kmh 01.2016 on A2 (Audi), 2. 200 kmh 07.2014 on A2 (VW), 3. 190 kmh 12.2015 on A2 (VW), 4. 180 kmh 01.2007 on A4 (VW), 08.2015 on A2 (Hyundai), 12.2015 on A2 (Mazda)
    • Poland (expressway / droga expresowa) 180 kmh 07.2014 on S7 (Honda)
    • Poland (national road / droga krajowa) 150 kmh 12.2005 (Honda)
    • Poland (provincial road / droga wojewódzka) 160 kmh 01.2013 (Škoda)
    • Slovakia 170 kmh 01.2008 (VW)
    • Slovenia 160 kmh 05.2015 (Nissan), 07.2016 (VW)
    • Switzerland 190 kmh 04.2015 (VW)
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina, Luxembourg, Spain, Ukraine, United Kingdom: unknown (not fast)

    Contact

    • Mail: fverhart AT hotmail DOT com
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    Trivia

    • 07.1993 first lift
    • 07.1993, 28.10.2004, 17.11.2007 hitch-hiking with my father
    • 12.06.2004, 10.07.2005, 02.12.2005, 29.12.2007, 30.09.2008, 05.07.2015, 25.05.2016 lifts from taxi´s (free of charge)
    • 25.05.2005, 26.10.2012, 11.12.2013, 11.04.2015, 30.05.2015 lifts in a Porsche
    • 01.12.2013, 01.12.2013, 09.05.2014, 31.05.2015, 26.07.2016, 29.01.2017, 03.03.2017 lifts in a Jaguar
    • 21.04.2006, 29.07.2014 lifts in a Cadillac
    • 27.12.2015 lift in a Maserati
    • 10.05.2009 first lift in a hybrid car (Toyota Prius), 27.05.2015 first lift in an electric car (Tesla)
    • 21.04.2006, 28.08.2014 rides in 35+ year old vehicles (Cadillac 1949/57 years, Jeep 1964/50 years)
    • 23.09.2005 lift in a schoolbus, 08.09.2006 lift in a woodtruck
    • 22.10.2012 first time hitch-hiking with a bicycle
    • 23.12.2007 50th departure from Maastricht official hitch-hiking spot (liftersplaats)
    • 29.12.2007, 26.04.2015 lifts with nons on board (three, one respectively)
    • 31.08.2008 (Gertjan's uncle), 30.06.2013 (Omar), 27.06.2014 (Henri), 30.07.2014 (Wesley), 15.09.2014 (Vincent), 10.05.2015 (Baldi) coincidental and half-coincidental rides from relatives - all of these standing on the roadside
    • 11.01.2009 50,000 km, 11.08.2014 100,000 km, 02.05.2016 150,000 kilometer km
    • 11.01.2009, 11.08.2009, 26.05.2015 rides of over 1,000 kilometer
    • 07.06.2009 1,000th lift, 06.08.2015 2,000th lift
    • 03.11.2015 1,000th lift starting in the Netherlands
    • 02.08.2015 longest wait for a ride: 07h39m, on two service stations and four locations along the road in and around Milan, Italy.
    • 03.04.2015 increased max number of countries within one ride to 5 (CH, D, F, B, NL)