the Sacramento Bee

California DMV Wait Times Drop: Report

Looks like the California Department of Motor Vehicles has put the pedal to the metal when it comes to cutting down wait times at offices across the state.

The Sacramento Bee reports the DMV has managed to slice average wait times in about half.

The newspaper reported that, as of September, people who didn't have a DMV appointment waited an average of 38 minutes. That's down from an average wait time of 73 minutes from the same time the year before.

Despite the average wait time drop, wait times were found to vary widely by office.

With the Real ID deadline approaching, people are expected to flock to DMV offices over the coming months.

Starting Oct. 1, 2020, people will need a driver's license or identification card that is Real ID compliant or a passport in order to board domestic flights or enter secure federal facilities.

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