Hitchhiking Across The Great State Of Wyoming Is Actually Legal
Hitchhiking hasn't always been legal in Wyoming and hitching rides may not always be safe, but you can hitch a ride you use caution. The hitchhiking laws changed about 10 years ago here in Wyoming.
Growing up, we weren't big fans of having to walk around town, so we'd hitch a ride with a neighbor. You know, a person that we knew and saw every day. Hitching a ride these days would be a little spooky. With human trafficking and the way the world is today, it would be hard to want to take a ride from someone or pick someone up.
If you remember the Gabby Petito case in 2021, there were reports that people picked up the hitchhiking fiancé, Brian Laundrie. Luckily that didn't turn out to be a bad decision by the Wyoming drivers. Safety should always be your number 1 concern, whether your trying to find a ride or feel like helping someone out.
As always, what you do is on you, and according to Go Hitchhiking.com, you can hitchhike in Wyoming and have been able to since 2013. If you're aware of all safety precautions and not causing issues with traffic, it's legal to thumb a ride in the Cowboy State. You will also need to know the laws about hitchhiking in each town across the state.
Forbes.com has a list of hitchhiking tips that may help your chances of getting a ride.
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