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(1) No person shall stand on a highway for the purpose of soliciting a ride.
(5) "Highways" mean roads, streets, alleys and bridges laid out or established for the public or dedicated or abandoned to the public. Highways shall include necessary culverts, sluices, drains, ditches, waterways, embankments, retaining walls, bridges, tunnels, grade separation structures, roadside improvements, adjacent lands or interests lawfully acquired, pedestrian facilities, and any other structures, works or fixtures incidental to the preservation or improvement of the highways. Roads laid out and recorded as highways, by order of a board of commissioners, and all roads used as such for a period of five (5) years, provided they shall have been worked and kept up at the expense of the public, or located and recorded by order of a board of commissioners, are highways. Basically, hitchhiking is illegal based on the definition of highway. You CANNOT solicit rides form from the shoulder or berm. It would be very hard to defend your position against an officer who claims you are breaking the law by soliciting a ride within the boundary lines of any road property, therefore avoid cops in this state at all costs! The cops in the southern two thirds of the state can be tricky to avoid. The cops in the northern third of the state (highway 12 and all points north) seem not to mind hitchhikers as much. [[User:Zenit|Zenit]] was passed by a state trooper near Moscow, ID, without being hassled at all, while the Orofino city police (Highway 12) politely prohibited him from hitchhiking.
A loophole to this law might be the word ''stand''. If you walk and hitchhike at the same time, you might be fine - but any cop is gonna hate your smart ass and the reaction of a judge is unpredictable as well.
=== Federal Districts ===
'''Note''':All Federal "Parks, Forests, and public land" prohibit 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.''
This is often amended by the superintendents of different Federal Districts making hitchhiking legal in places where this section is amended. The following are some such places: '''*Yellowstone National Park'''
:36 CFR Hitchhiking or soliciting transportation shall be permitted within Yellowstone National Park except:
::withing two tenths of a mile of an entrance station.
::while under the influence of alcohol or intoxicating drugs.
::when hitchhiking behavior is deemed unsafe or a nuisance by Park Staff.
*Craters of the Moon National Preserve
4.31 has not been amended here, so hitchhiking is prohibited.
== Experiences ==
:''People in northern Idaho are friendly and willing to pick up hitchhikers. The southern part is a different story. I have had many a long wait in southern Idaho and am not willing to hitchhike in southern Idaho anymore based on all the bad attention I was getting from state troopers; I feel I narrowly avoided arrest multiple times by feigning ignorance of the laws.'' [[User:Thewindandrain|Thewindandrain]] 02:04, 24 March 2012 (CET)
''I used to live in Boise and have done my share of hitchhiking in Southern Idaho. Most wait times weren't bad. Once I had a state trooper near Nampa/Caldwell warn me I could get a $300 fine or 90 days in jail for hitchhiking and made me take a Greyhound bus back to Boise. On another trip a police officer in Boise simply told me not to hitchhike. He didn't threaten me or even check my ID. Those were my only two encounters with cops in the this state for hitchhiking.'' - Gilligan "I've only ever hitched through on I-90 going west, at the northern tip of Idaho, but had a terrible experience. A complete meth-head picked me up who was smoking meth while we were driving (oh, I was driving instead of him because he had his license taken away), and later accused me of stealing things from him. Luckily I got away from him safely, but I would greatly advise caution when hitching in Coeur d'Alene, and don't be afraid to reject a ride if they seem sketchy." -Ned "I've hitchhiked along I-84 a couple times now and have never had any trouble from cops when they saw me. My rides all came fairly quickly and people were quite friendly. My only encounter with the police was in Bruneau. And that was only because someone had seen me walking out to the canyon and called the police who then sent someone out to check to make sure I was okay. I outright said I was a hitchhiker and the officer simply wished me luck in getting my next ride." TheLoneBaker "I grew up in Idaho, and I have hitched every major road in and through it since i was 15. the people here are conservative, the cops just people not looking for trouble. the only trouble i have had with the police was when people called in concerned.... one time in Hailey ID, i was actually picked up by a cop a couple miles south of my destination. it was dark i was walking and he decided to drive me the rest of the way." [[user:Roadflower|Roadflower]] 19:07, 15 March 2017 (CET)
== Cities ==
* [[Boise]]
* [[Twin Falls]]
* [[Jerome]]
* [[Pocatello]]
* ''<small>add more?</small>''

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