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Hitchhikers card

ID card for hitchhikers
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Card that hitchikers can carry - has name ID, photo, job details. States that this person is OK - has no crimal record/insanities.

This card could be placed on a reflective backing for easy view from the road

Could also come with changeable reflective letters/stickers so the user can spell out their destination town.

Osborn, May 30 2002

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       Like it.
[ sctld ], May 30 2002

       Ooooooo. ID cards again. This is quite good though I suppose, provided it could be easily identified by a passing motorist and impossible to fake.
stupop, May 30 2002

       Hitch hiking is illegal here.   

       By the time you stop and check the ID, the criminal has already climbed into your car with a gun. Fishbone.   

       Don't pick up hitch hikers. People who do this are insane.
waugsqueke, May 30 2002

       Someone doesn't have locks on their car...
[ sctld ], May 30 2002

       [waugsqueke] no... pull up 5 yards down the road form them and wind the window down. Just as they show you their ID, speed off into the distance.   

       .oO( How original )Oo.
NickTheGreat, May 30 2002

       If the hiker has a gun, he's got me once I've stopped. So I ain't stoppin'.
waugsqueke, May 30 2002

       Move to Britain, we don't have hand-guns anymore. They took them away from us, after the... ...incident...   

       Nick: The thought bubble thing looks better if you only have it at the right hand side.   


       [And i have HB copy-right on parenthical comments]
[ sctld ], May 30 2002

       if there was such a thing as an half-bakery registration plate (perhaps a croissant at one end and a fishbone at t'other) would you accept a lift in that car? particularly if it were displaying 'Oz' or whatever international symbol they have - she says displaying abominable ignorance!
po, May 30 2002

       Someone told me that in the Virginia/DC area there is a road which during rush hour is closed to cars with fewer than three people in them. Since using this road can save many minutes off a commute, there is a local "custom" called the "slug line"; people needing a ride into the city queue at a certain spot where motorists who need more passengers pick them up. Custom apparently dictates that motorists should be willing to drop of passengers within a certain area, but otherwise the motorist/passenger pairings are random.   

       Some sort of ID might be good for this type of thing.
supercat, May 30 2002

       I've only hitch hiked once - that was in Donegal at 2am on a Saturday. When I got into the car, the driver held up a wooden club and said "any trouble and you'll be getting this". "Fair enough" sez I.
stupop, May 31 2002

       Well there, Mr. Ford Prefect, it is? Where might you be going this evening?   

       <confession time> If I see an abandoned car with some sort of obvious trouble I keep a sharp lookout for hitchhikers. But if no busted car, then no ride from me.   

       My dad actually will turn around for them, and once went 40 miles out of his way to deliver one family to their destination. It was Christmas Eve.
RayfordSteele, May 31 2002

       {waugs] if the hitch-hiker has a gun, and is a good shot, he's got you whether you stop or not .
bristolz, Dec 12 2002

       I got a ride once in Queensland, Australia, with 3 young guys with a shotgun In the middle of the night middle of nowhere. They said they were going shooting kangaroos. I gladly accepted as I did trust their story and I had to get away from that spot. It might have been more dangerous to be picked up by the next car with that lonely hitch hiker murderer who is behind bars now.   

       So we went shooting kangaroos and they allowed me to have a shot as well but I missed the kangaroo in purpose as I don't like shooting any live targets.   

       In the morning they dropped me off to the closest town and I got a next ride with a motorcycle!!!   

       Just to tell that you have to trust your instict and take calculated risks. In my opinion hitch hiking is less dangerous than jaywalking or running the red lights in the city.
Pellepeloton, Oct 08 2006


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