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'''Virginia''' is one of the hardest states of a southern state in the [[United States of America|USA]] . Hitchhikers seem to hitch think hitching in, particularly the Southern part of it. Nobody will stop for you, and the cops will be very nasty if you get on the freewayVirginia is decent.
== Law ==
46.2-929. Pedestrians soliciting rides.
"Roadway" means that portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the shoulder.
Basically=== Federal Districts ==='''Note''':All land owned 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.'' *Blue Ridge Parkway4.31 has not been amended here, so hitchhiking on is prohibited. *Shenandoah National ParkHitchhiking is permitted in the shoulder following areas under the conditions noted:Along Skyline Drive and in developed areas when associated with hiking within the park *Green Springs National Historic Landmark District4.31 has not been amended here, so hitchhiking is prohibited. *Prince William Forest Park4.31 has not been amended here, so hitchhiking is prohibited. === Local Laws ===Anecdotal report(s) indicate that police may fine people for hitchhiking in violation [[Norfolk]]. Despite this, Norfolk city ordinance does allow hitchhiking while off the roadway. Sec. 25-631. Hitchhiking. No pedestrian shall stand or stop in any roadway for the purpose of this statute and should be legalsoliciting rides. (Code 1958, § 29-591.1) 
== Experiences ==
''I am hitching through Virginia as I write this from Lynchburg and have had a decent experience so far. My rate of catching rides has been about equal to the national average, maybe a little better, and so far I have yet to have a police encounter.'' [[User:Thewindandrain|Thewindandrain]] 00:24, 28 August 2012 (CEST)
 {{stub}}''In November 2014 I was on my way from Roanoke to D.C. It was very easy to get to Roanoke. But to D.C. was horrible. First a law enforcement officer gave me a ride (it rained and he felt sorry) to Harrisonburg. There I was chased away from the shoulder of an Interstate entry two times. I was on a tight schedule so I didn't want to argue (I stood on the shoulder before the famous signs saying <No pedestrians .... shall be on the highway behind this sign>. There was a truck stop, but everyone seemed going south. Finally when it got dark someone took me to another truck stop. But same there. Noone was going to D.C. (I-66). A truck driver took me to Strasburg, where I slept in the woods at -5°C/20°F next to a truck stop surrounded by fences. Next day was ok though. I was even driven right next to Lincoln memorial.'' [[User:Redjo27|Redjo27]] 20:13, 20 December 2014 (CEST)
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