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Virginia is one of the hardest states of the USA to hitch in, particularly the Southern part of it. Nobody will stop for you, and the cops will be very nasty if you get on the freeway.
46.2-929. Pedestrians soliciting rides. Pedestrians shall not stand or stop in any roadway for the purpose of soliciting rides.
46.2-100. Definitions. "Roadway" means that portion of a highway improved, designed, or ordinarily used for vehicular travel, exclusive of the shoulder.
Basically, hitchhiking on the shoulder is not in violation of this statute and should be legal.
Not so difficult but definitely stay off the interstate freeways. It is legal to hitchhike on other roads. Good state for train hopping. Almost all trains lead in or out of Roanoke.
The Appalachian Mountain region of the western part of the state makes for the easiest hitching around, particularly near the Appalachian Trail where hikers regularly hitch to and from nearby towns.
"Virginia gets a bad rap for hitchhiking. But I've gotten a hitch across the road from a Prison up in the mountains. It can be done!" - Anonymous Hitchhiker
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