Well, as the Hertz ads say, "Not exactly."
The long lines are at Driver License Division NOT the DMV.
Now that may sound like a technical bureaucratic response coming from a chubby state government worker. That's true, but there is more to the story.
The DMV (Division of Motor Vehicles) is a division of the Tax Commission in the business of registering motor vehicles. The Driver License Division is under the umbrella of Public Safety, which is also the home of our Highway Patrol officers.
- License plates = DMV
- Driver licenses = Public Safety
However when the media refers to the Driver License Division as the DMV it adds to the confusion. It contributes to the very problem the media addresses by sending people to the wrong office.As a shallow attempt of compassion, my heart goes out to the people at Driver License Division - especially those clerks on the front lines who deal with frustrated citizens. It is extremely challenging to go back 10-plus years in time where citizens can no longer renew their driver license online or by mail.
But that's a different blog, for a different time, from by a different state agency.Peace, love and all that jazz,