Frustration with the DMV’s long wait times is nothing new. Yet, this Sacramento Bee article reveals extreme wait times at the DMV leading to the public’s exasperation and anger.
Video spotlight: California DMV customers angry over rising wait times
Over the past year, wait times have increased by 60 percent and can reach 7 hours. An increase in demand combined with longer service times and insufficient capacity have created a situation that is unbearable enough to trigger lawmakers’ intervention.
This post is based on The Sacramento Bee article, Drivers Are Fed Up With the DMV. So Are California Lawmakers., by B. Anderson, July 30, 2018, and The Sacramento Bee video, California DMV customers angry over rising wait times, by B. Anderson, July 27, 2018. Image source: Ingram Publishing.
1. What are the factors responsible for the unacceptable increase in wait times? Relate them to the characteristics of waiting lines.
Guidance: The factors include issue of new drivers’ licenses to comply with REAL ID Act (increased arrival rates); delays in hiring more workers (insufficient capacity, not enough servers); servers’ difficulty adapting to new system (longer service times); customers’ procrastination to renew registration (increased Continue reading