Do people still hitchhike?

When I first started driving in the pre-history of the early 1980s, you’d often see middle aged blokes with trade plates, or students with destinations scrawled on bits of cardboard standing on motorway service slip roads, hoping some kind soul would give them a lift. My dad, a trusting type, sometimes indulged in this early […]

A hitch-hiker’s guide to the future

One of the last bastions of freedom could be given a big thumbs down if self-drive cars become the norm. Simon Hacker offers a potential obituary for hitch-hiking 1 Weíve all done it. Or at least if you were born before the millennium and felt the need to travel on the cheap, you most probably have. […]

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