This girl wants to hitchhike alone in the summer. How to explain to her that it's dangerous?

She's not my gf, just a friend and she wants to go hitchhike in the summer to see different cities & states and to save money that way. She wants to use Craigslist or just ask people around. She's 19. I think that this is very dangerous but she thinks that it'll be fine. What do you think?

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  • 6 years ago

    You guys have no faith in humanity! Sure there are bad people out there, but for every 1 bad person there are 10,000 good people. Tell her to use her instincts, be safe, and have fun and be ready for an extremely challenging adventure! There is so much to see out there, but for some reason us Americans are terrified of stepping out of our comfort zone. Tell her to have a plan, and keep communication with you so you'll know she's safe. Have her text you license plate numbers to you. Also tell her to do her research and learn the laws of hitchhiking (it is legal in all 50 states btw). Here is a great youtube video that will get her started. Maybe you should join her on her trip! It sounds like you need to get out of your comfort zone a little! Hitchhiking is an extremely rewarding way to travel!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roq0KeWYqkY

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  • 6 years ago

    Make her watch the movie Ted Bundy.

    Or Texas Chainsaw Masacre or House of 1000 corpses.

  • Melco
    Lv 7
    6 years ago

    She sounds like a moron. Some random young chick on the highway is perfect bait for a rapist or murderer. Unfortunately if she doesn't know that already I don't think there's much you can do to convince her.

  • 6 years ago

    It's dangerous because it makes her venerable to dangerous and weird people. Try and explain it to her gently, she just might be curious and does not know it's dangerous.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Have her talk to her lawyer about writing up a living will before she goes.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Just tell her dude, and if she decides to do it anyway... **** it man, let natural selection handle this.

  • 6 years ago

    What route does she plan to take and does she like candy ??

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    She probably just wants you to say "No, please don't go,please don't!". Because she likes

    you, and thinks it's adorable that you care about her.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    that's extremely risky but it's her life.

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Do not

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