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Thu, 4/17/2014 - 4:48 pm - Thomas Honor

The average wait time at the Wisconsin Department of Motor Vehicles is 24.85 minutes, according to the DMV.com Wait Time Study. Wait times in Wisconsin are the 10th best in the United States. The national average wait time is 34 minutes. Compared to this, wait times in Wisconsin are 27% shorter.

The Wait Time Study also identified a relationship between state geography and wait times at the DMV. States that are located closely together tend to have similar wait times at the DMV. Wait times in the northern Midwest are among the shortest in the country. All of the states that share a border with Wisconsin have wait times that are shorter than the national average. Except for Minnesota, where average wait times are only 13 minutes, wait times in Wisconsin are the shortest in the region.

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Wed, 4/16/2014 - 4:32 pm - Thomas Honor

According to results from the DMV.com Wait Time Study, drivers in West Virginia can expect to wait an average of 66 minutes at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Wait times at the West Virginia DMV are the longest in the United States. After West Virginia, wait times in California are the next longest, at 53 minutes. The national average wait time is only 34 minutes. Compared to this, wait times in West Virginia are 93% longer.

The Wait Time Study identified a relationship in a state’s geographic location and average wait times at the DMV. States located closely together tend to have similar wait times. West Virginia is an exception to this rule. All the states that share a border with West Virginia have wait times under 40 minutes. In fact, Kentucky, which shares West Virginia’s more »

Mon, 4/14/2014 - 4:55 pm - Thomas Honor

The average wait time at the Washington, D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles is 34.75 minutes, according to the DMV.com Wait Time Study. Out of the 41 states included in the study, D.C. ranks 22nd. The average wait time in the District is very similar to the national average wait time, which is 34 minutes.

The study revealed that wait times are geographically related. States that are located within a region tend to have similar wait times at the DMV. Around D.C. wait times are very close to the national average. In Maryland, the average wait time is 35.75 minutes, and in Virginia, it is 35.25 minutes. However, waits in West Virginia are the longest in the United States.

Although wait times in D.C. are strong, the District has experienced problems with some of its service more »

Mon, 4/14/2014 - 10:17 am - Thomas Honor

The Washington D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles is opening a new location in The Shops at Georgetown Park, on April 29th. The office’s new address will be 3222 M St., Canal Level. The DMV will share an entrance with DSW and Washington Sports Club.

The Georgetown Service Center will replace an the DMV in the same mall, which closed in May 2012. The new office will be the the fourth fully operational facility in the District.

The new Georgetown Service Center DMV will be open Tuesday - Saturday from 8:15 - 4 p.m. Exams will take place between 8:15 a.m. and 3 p.m. every day the office is open. The office phone number is (202) 737-4404.

To find another location, visit the DMV office page.

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Fri, 4/11/2014 - 4:29 pm - Thomas Honor

According to the DMV.com Wait Time Study, the average driver in Washington State can expect to wait 29.4 minutes at a Department of Licensing (DOL) office, before receiving service. Of the 41 states included in the study, Washington’s wait times rank 14th. The national average wait time is 34 minutes. Compared to this, waits in Washington are 14% shorter.

The Wait Time Study identified a relationship between DOL wait times and state geographic location. States located closely together tend to have similar wait times. In the Pacific Northwest, wait times are shorter than the national average. The average wait in Oregon is only 25.45 minutes. The Wait Time Study did not collect sufficient data to accurately report on many of the states east of Washington. However, south of the region, wait times are among the longest in the country. Lineups in more »

Thu, 4/10/2014 - 4:30 pm - Thomas Honor

In Virginia, the average wait time at the Department of Motor Vehicles is 35.35 minutes, according to the DMV.com Wait Time Study. Of the 41 states included in the analysis, Virginia ranks 23rd. The national average wait time is 34 minutes. Compared to this national figure, wait times in Virginia are only 3% longer.

The Wait Time Study identified a relationship between states’ geographic location and their average wait times at the DMV. States located closely together tend to have similar lineups. In the Northeast, wait times are longer than average. The average wait in Maryland is over 35 minutes, and in West Virginia it is 66 minutes. Further west however, wait times are much shorter. Kentucky’s 10-minute wait times are the best in the United States.

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Wed, 4/9/2014 - 4:50 pm - Thomas Honor

In Utah, the average wait time at the Department of Motor Vehicles is 22.7 minutes, according to the DMV.com Wait Time Study. Only 6 states have lineups shorter than Utah’s. The national average wait time is 34 minutes. Drivers in Utah will experience waits that are 34% shorter than this national statistic.

The Wait Time Study identified a relationship between a state’s geographic location, and its average wait time at the DMV. States located closely together tend to have similar waits at the DMV. Utah is an exemption to this rule. Most states in the Southwest have wait times that are longer than the national average. Average lineups in Colorado, Nevada, and New Mexico all exceed 40 minutes. In the region, more »

Wed, 4/9/2014 - 9:54 am - Thomas Honor

On April 7th, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles was unable to process any driver’s license transactions due to a cut fibre-optic cable. The issue has since been repaired. According to DMV officials, the outage lasted from 4:10 p.m. on Monday, to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Customers who visited the DMV during this time were unable to complete their driver’s license transaction. Because of the cut cable, all driver’s license information was inaccessible, and as a result, licenses could not be changed, updated, renewed, or issued.

Nevada drivers in other states may have also experienced difficulties due to the outage. Law enforcement agencies in other states were unable to verify the status of Nevada driver’s licenses. Police could not run driving record checks. Drivers who were pulled over during the outage may have been accused of holding an invalid license. more »

Tue, 4/8/2014 - 4:42 pm - Thomas Honor

According to the DMV.com Wait Time Study, the average driver in Texas will wait 44.35 minutes at a Department of Public Safety Driver License Office. Of the 41 states included in the study, Only 7 have longer average wait times for driver services. The national average wait is 34 minutes. Compared to this national statistic, wait times in Texas are 30% longer.

According to the DMV study, wait times are geographically clustered. There is a relationship between a state’s average wait time and its geographic location. States located closely together tend to have similar wait times. In the South, wait times are among the longest in the United Sates. Every state that shares a border, excluding Arkansas, has a wait time greater than 40 minutes. The 51.75 minute wait times in Louisiana are the 4th longest in the country. However, the average wait for motor more »

Tue, 4/8/2014 - 11:28 am - Thomas Honor

The Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles has recently announced that state residents can now renew their driver’s license through a private tag agent. This allows drivers to avoid the lineups at DMV locations for one of the most common services.

Along with driver’s license renewal, private parties are authorized to issue I.D. cards, get a duplicate license, and change your listed address.

This initiative is expected to help reduce wait times at DMV offices in the state. Currently, the average wait time at a Louisiana DMV is over 51 minutes. Wait times at contractor locations are typically much shorter. Private contractors, who provide these services, charge an $18 fee, in addition to the standard state fees.

According to state officials, privatization will not have any more »

 

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