I'm thinking about hitch hiking to see a friend in a town about 2 1/2 hours away. Yes, I know it's dangerous, but I doubt anyone's going to try to kill and/or rape a strapping 6'2" man.
As I've never hitched before, I know nothing about proper etiquette; I'm assuming I'm expected to chip in for gas, but aside from that I know nothing. Any tips are welcome, even the obvious ones. Thanks!