Have you ever picked up a hitchhiker? Oh, no, neither have we. We have seen many of them on the side of the road hoping to be picked up, though. Our parents' generation (and really, more so our parents' parents' generation) have all these stories about picking up hitchhikers that sound extremely awesome. Sadly, (more than) a few of them turned out to be crazy (who could have guessed?) and the fun of freeloading travel was ruined for everyone. As we've sped by these hopeful, weary travellers, we've taken meticulous notes from the air-conditioned comfort of our locked station wagons on exactly what kind of person gets the itch to hitch.

Though we couldn't see them very clearly as we sped by as fast as we could, we did see some trends. These are the 10 Types of Hitchhikers.