September 24, 2023

Most of us are glued to our daily work life. This makes us bored and slowly we start hating our daily routines. Youngstars, especially getting bored with their mundane life very easily. For this reason, they are always looking for some kind of adventure. Few adventures are really ought to be tried like, trekking, paragliding, bungee jumping, etc. But there are even a few adventures which should be avoided at all costs.

One of the most dangerous adventures which people should avoid is hitchhiking. Hitchhiking may sound fun, but it is one of the most dangerous adventures. Earlier, this adventure was very popular but after many cases of murders and disappearances, this adventure decreased gradually.

What is hitchhiking and why people opt for it?

Hitchhiking is asking random passing cars for a free lift. There are many hitchhikers, who use hitchhiking to reach destinations. Reasons, why people opt for hitchhiking, are:

For Fun

Many people, especially teens opt for hitchhiking because it is a fun activity. People only see the positive side of hitchhiking, which is meeting new people and exploring places. But few people know of the dangers it poses.

Out of cash

People often opt for hitchhiking when they lose their wallet or out of cash. During such a scenario, hitchhiking is the only solution to reach your destination.

Therefore, from the above 2 reasons why can safely safe that, if in case of dire need, one can opt for hitchhiking But if you are opting for hitchhiking just for fun, then there are risks that come along with it.

The most famous case of hitchhiking

People started looking at the negatives of hitchhiking after a certain case was revealed. Like most of the teens, during the 1990s, they ran away from their house in search of adventure. Little did they know that their adventure would end in a very wrong note. The 2 teens were Ricky Lee Jones and his girlfriend Regina Kay Walters. They were hitchhiking, and in their journey, Ricky was murdered and his body was disposed of. Regina was kept alive for some time. She was raped, tortured and murdered by Robert Ben Rhoades, a famous serial killer, and a truck driver.

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