Results from the DMV.com Wait Time Study reveal that the average wait time at an Iowa Office of Driver Services (ODS) is 25 minutes. Iowa’s wait times are over 9 minutes shorter than the 34-minute national average wait time. Only 10 of the 41 states included in the study offer shorter wait times at the ODS.
The study revealed a relationship between state geography and wait times at the ODS. The Midwest is one of the strongest areas in the country for DMV customer service. Iowa, and all of its bordering states, boast wait times that are shorter than the national average. Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Missouri all have wait times under 30 minutes.
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DMV.com study results reveal that the average wait time at an Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles is 15.55 minutes. Indiana’s wait times are the 5th best in the United States. Only Kentucky, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Ohio offer shorter lineups at the BMV. The national average wait time is 34 minutes; Indiana’s average is over 18 minutes, or 54%, shorter than this.
Findings from the Wait Time Study reveal a relationship between state geography and wait times at the BMV. And like Indiana, wait times in the Midwest are among the shortest in the country. Every state that shares a border with Indiana has a wait time that is smaller than the national average. Kentucky’s 10 minute wait is the shortest in the country and Ohio’s time ranks just ahead of Indiana's.
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The average Illinois resident will wait 30 minutes at the Department of Motor Vehicles before receiving service, according to the DMV.com Wait Time Study. Only 14 of the states included in the study have shorter wait times. Illinois wait times are 12%, or 4 minutes shorter than the national average wait time. Illinois driver services are managed by the Secretary of State. Vehicle registrations and titling is made available through the state’s Vehicle Services Department and driver licensing is managed by the Driver Services Department.
Findings from the DMV.com study reveal a relationship between geography and wait times at the DMV. In the Midwest, wait times are among the shortest in the United States. The average wait time in the area is over 13 minutes shorter than the national study average. All five of the states that border Illinois have shorter wait times. Kentucky’s wait times are the shortest in the country and more »
According to results published in the DMV.com Wait Time Study, the average wait time at a Hawaii DMV is 40.85 minutes. Compared to the 34 minute national average wait time, drivers in Hawaii will wait 6.6 minutes, or 19%, longer at the DMV.
Hawaii is the only state in the U.S.A. to manage the Department of Motor Vehicles locally. In Hawaii, the DMV is not managed by the state government, but by regional counties, which include Honolulu, Kaua'i and Maui.
The long wait times in Hawaii could be attributed to the smaller control of regional departments. However, there is some evidence that suggests that more localized departments provide better more »
On March 3rd, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo authorized the state DMV to provide prosecutors information on a person’s driving history.
Before this change took effect, only information on driving-related convictions was made available to prosecutors.
The new regulation will make all ticket information available to district attorneys, paralegals, and investigators that are working with prosecutors. The ticket report will feature a 10 year driving history. Offenses that will be included are aggravated driving, unlicensed driving, drug and alcohol offenses, and any violation with associated license points. History will also include any offense that was later reduced to a lesser charge.
Tickets with “youthful offender” status are exempt from the history.
This change is part of an effort to make New more »
The North Carolina DMV is considering changes to its current driver-test practices. The change would reduce the number of people who are required to take North Carolina written or road tests to obtain a license in the state.
Drivers with valid licenses in other states, or drivers with recently expired license are the primary groups targeted in the change. If the measure passes, these drivers would not have to take a North Carolina driver’s test to obtain a license. A proposed exception exists for persons with poor driving history.
The best way to prepare for your driving test is a North Carolina practice test.more »
On February 28th, the Alaskan Senate passed a bill to reduce the driver’s license validity period for non-citizens with a temporary Visa. Licenses for this group will be limited to one year validity. The changed was designed to support federal immigration law and prevent visitors with expired Visas from using an Alaskan driver’s license as identification.
The bill, House Bill 1, passed on Friday and will now require the signature of Governor Sean Parnell.
The bill’s passing will require DMV employees to verify the Visa status of non-citizens when issuing or renewing a driver’s license. The DMV must ensure that license’s expiry dates do not exceed Visa expiries.
While the change will enforce positive immigration practices, the bill is receiving criticism from state residents. Those opposed argue that the bill will not increase safety, but it will harm more »
According to DMV.com study results, the average wait time at a Georgia Department of Driver Services is 45.5 minutes. This is 11.5 minutes, or 34%, longer than the national average wait time. Of the 41 sates included in the DMV.com Wait Time Study, Georgia ranks 36th, only 5 states have longer wait times.
Findings from the study, which were released on February 20th, reveal that wait times at the DDS are geographically clustered. States with close geographic proximity tend to have similar wait times. The Southeast follows this trend. In Tennessee and Alabama, average wait times exceed 40 minutes. Lines in Florida and North Carolina are similar to the American average.
Long wait times in Georgia can be blamed on a lack of service infrastructure. In 2012, the state had just over more »
Results from the DMV.com Wait Time Study reveal that on average, Florida drivers will wait 34.55 minutes at the Department of Motor Vehicles. Florida's wait time is only seconds longer than the national average, which is 34.21 minutes. In the study, Florida ranks 20th out of 41 surveyed states.
In nearby states, wait times are longer. The average wait time in Georgia is 44.5 minutes, and the average in Alabama is 42.3 minutes. The study, which was released on February 20th, revealed a relationship between DMV wait times and state populations. States with smaller populations tend to experience longer lines at the DMV. Florida's population is close to double the population of Georgia and Alabama. This may explain Florida's shorter wait times. The population of New York State is only 25,000 larger than the population of Florida. Interestingly, the average more »
The mobile DMV service, DMV 2 Go, will visit Radford, VA on March 6. It will be located at 619 Second St. and will be open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The office will offer all DMV services, except for drive tests. Residents will also have the opportunity to purchase hunting and fishing licenses at the DMV 2 Go. The service is wheel-chair accessible.
To conduct DMV services at your convenience, conduct Virginia driver services online.more »