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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 '''
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(1) No person shall stand on a highway for the purpose of soliciting a ride.
Basically, hitchhiking is illegal based on the definition of highway. You CANNOT solicit rides
form 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 ===
Federal "Parks, Forests, and public land " prohibit 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.
: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.
== 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 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
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