I've had better luck hitching from the top of that hill, where you turn to the right, and it slows to 50km/h. Then it goes down and winds past the ferry booths, and past the bridge, arm and your spot. Cars are simply accelerating too fast there. It's much easier at the top of that hill, because they're only going 30km/h ish, and have a lot more area to stop, and see you. I think it's around the eagle ridge construction site turnoff, can't remember, since it's normally dark out when I hitch, because I've missed the last bus. Losing your driving license sucks.