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May 10, 2016
By Hilde Kate Lysiak
Looking for a ride?
Residents are trying to figure out why they’ve noticed a big increase in people in our area standing off on the side of the road looking for ride.
“I’ve been seeing more and more hitchhikers on the side of the road. I’m not sure what is going on but I think its dangerous,” Mike T. Jones told the Orange Street News.
Jones says he usually sees at least one a week now on the N Susquehanna Trail. During the last week alone Jones said he has spotted three hitchhikers with their thumbs up near the Texas Roadhouse.
“I’ve been commuting for years and now all of a sudden I start to see them,” he added. “It is strange.”
In Pennsylvania hitchhiking on turnpikes is illegal and it is also against the law to “stand on a roadway for the purpose of soliciting a ride.”
The Selinsgrove police were unavailable for immediate comment.