19A NCAC 02E .0410      HITCHHIKING ON INTERSTATE OR CONTROLLED ACCESS HIGHWAYS

(a)  It shall be unlawful for any person to hitchhike or to solicit rides, or for the driver of any vehicle to stop for the purpose of picking up one who is hitchhiking or soliciting a ride, on any interstate or fully controlled access highway.

(b)  Nothing herein shall prohibit an operator or passengers in a vehicle stopped on a controlled access facility by reason of any emergency, mechanical failure or other failure of the vehicle to operate, from requesting aid or soliciting a ride, nor does it prohibit the operator of any other vehicle from stopping to render aid or assistance and giving rides in such situations.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 136‑18(5);

Eff. July 1, 1978.