Why are DMV wait times so long

Have you visited a DMV office in California recently? Did it seem like wait times were not just bad, but a lot worse than usual? Well, it’s not you—they have been. This summer, people trying to renew a driver’s license have experienced ballooning wait times at DMVs across the state. So, what’s behind it?


Lincoln Park Field Office. Photo by Natalie Rinn

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Producer:
Natalie Rinn