That’s the most common question I’ve received over the last year. Along with – what was the scariest ride you ever had?

Well, I’m back home in Charlottesville now organizing driver interviews and pulling together relevant hitchhiking statistics. I’m hoping to create an infographic with some interesting data at some point, but in the mean time here’s the answer to the most common question I’m asked:

How long did you have to wait to get a ride?

Exactly?

39 minutes and 28 seconds.

At least that was the average after 143 rides spanning the United States East Coast from Miami, Florida to Burlington, VT. Of course that’s an average. Sometimes I waited less than a minute, sometimes a couple hours.

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