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News flash: A new analysis says driving a car in Hawaii is irking and expensive

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Cue the sun rising, the work day beginning and ... another analysis coming our way that highlights one of two things every Hawaii resident knows: Living in the islands is expensive and traffic here is a bear.

On this Wednesday, we've got the latter: A ranking from WalletHub says Hawaii is — surprise, surprise — the worst state in the nation for drivers.

You can probably fill in the blanks from here.

But if you're curious, here's how WalletHub came up with the ranking: They looked at a number of factors that affect the cost of owning, maintaining and using a car, including road quality, car theft rates, traffic congestion and the number of car dealerships per capita.

Hawaii fared poorly on pretty much everything that counted. 

The state ranked 35th in the nation for the "share of rush-hour traffic congestion," 45th in the nation for its high rate of car theft, 50th in the nation for the price of gas, 46th in the nation for road quality.

Hawaii even ranked dead last for the number of car wash spots per capita. Ouch. 

The good news, as always, is that unlike drivers in Washington (which took the no. 49 spot in the national ranking) or Maryland (no. 48), drivers here can say they live in Hawaii.

Source: WalletHub

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