I would have to know the person, say someone walking back from the shops and they live in my village ect.
It is something you would never do if your female, and a male wanted a lift.
Even if male, you would be very stupid.
That's if you want to see another day....seriously!
donjo, I knew a woman who would pick up hitch hikers. She was an older lady. When they asked her wasn't she afraid they might have a weapon, she responded, weren't they afraid she might have one. LOL! Touche, woman!
In the 1970 s it was normal and without much risk but not anymore as it is too risky. The last time I picked up a girl because I felt scared for her but as I dropped her off I thought what if the next person does the wrong thing then I would be implicated having been seen with her. Just too hard and too many issues these days.