Okay, so apparently we’ve had it wrong all these years. All those warning from my mom and teachers about how you’ll end up dead in a ditch or raped if you hitchhike are bunk, according to a Wyoming senator who wants to make it legal to thumb a ride again.

Sen. Leland Christensen says hitchhiking is much safer today than it once was, you’re much more likely to hurt yourself in a freak accident than be assaulted by a driver that picks you up, and that picking up hitchhikers was once even considered patriotic. He’s also selling his bill as ‘free choice’ and ‘neighbors helping neighbors.’

The Jackson Hole News has the story. What do you think?

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