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Hawai‘i: 2018’s Worst State to Drive In

January 24, 2018, 10:47 AM HST
* Updated January 24, 10:48 AM
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With U.S. traffic congestion costing the average driver $1,400 per year and the U.S. ranked 13th in the world in road quality, the personal-finance website WalletHub today released its report on 2018’s Best & Worst States to Drive in and Hawai‘i was ranked the worst state.

To determine the most driver-friendly states in the U.S., WalletHub compared the 50 states across 23 key metrics. The data set ranges from average gas prices to share of rush-hour traffic congestion to road quality.

Driving in Hawai‘i (1=Best; 25=Avg.):
35th – Share of rush-hour traffic congestion
45th – Car theft rate
49th – Auto repair shops per capita
50th – Average gas prices
49th – Auto maintenance costs
46th – Road quality
49th – Car dealerships per capita

For the full report, click here.

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