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DMV wait times available online

A screen shot of the website. (Source: scdmvonline.com) A screen shot of the website. (Source: scdmvonline.com)
STATEWIDE (WIS) -

As summer approaches, so does the potential for a trip to a local Department of Motor Vehicles office for a new drivers license or other needed services.

Did you know you can now go online to see how long the wait might be?

The DMV late last year optimized its website to display average wait times for 67 offices statewide. The move came in conjunction with a queue system upgrade in its offices, which includes greeters and television screens inside waiting rooms that help improve flow.

The page found here allows users to choose the appropriate office and see how many people are waiting for services at that time. In addition, the site lists available services and hours for each location.

Executive Director Kevin Schwedo, who has visited all 68 DMV offices, recently said the statewide average wait time year-to-year has dropped approximately 50 percent from 20 minutes to 10 minutes.

DMV officials also urge South Carolina drivers to go online here and update their emergency contacts. Having that information makes it easier for authorities to reach loved ones after an accident.

According to the DMV, most kids are involved in accidents during the summer months.

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