The Hitchhiker is a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting modern morality tales with contemporary players. In 85 chilling stories, men and women struggle with the best and worst in themselves, battling with - and all too often succumbing to - their deepest lusts, obsessions and fears.

The Hitchhiker - Netflix

Type: Scripted

Languages: English

Status: Ended

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: 1983-11-23

The Hitchhiker - Hitchhiking - Netflix

Hitchhiking (also known as thumbing, hitching, or autostop) is a means of transportation that is gained by asking people, usually strangers, for a ride in their automobile or other vehicle. A ride is usually, but not always, free. Itinerants have also used hitchhiking as a primary mode of travel for the better part of the last century, and continue to do so today.

The Hitchhiker - Safety - Netflix

Limited data are available regarding the safety of hitchhiking. Compiling good safety data requires counting hitchhikers, counting rides, and counting problems: a difficult task. Two studies on the topic include a 1974 California Highway Patrol study and a 1989 German federal police study. The California study found that hitchhikers were not disproportionately likely to be victims of crime. The German study concluded that the actual risk is much lower than the publicly-perceived risk; the authors did not advise against hitchhiking in general. They found that in some cases there were verbal disputes or inappropriate comments, but physical attacks were very rare. Recommended safety practices include: Asking for rides at gas stations instead of signaling at the roadside. Refusing rides from impaired drivers. Hitchhiking during daylight hours. Trusting one's instincts. (See also The Gift of Fear.) Traveling with another hitchhiker. This measure decreases the likelihood of harm by a factor of six.

The Hitchhiker - References - Netflix