Block To Make DMV His Highest Priority

Jul 22, 2014

Gubernatorial candidate Ken Block is criticizing the efficiency of the Department of Motor Vehicles, accusing the Chafee administration of failing to fix it. He says that in the past ten months the average wait time has tripled and lists several other statistics highlighting the system's inefficiency.

"In June, per the DMV's own numbers, Rhode Islanders waited in line for a grand total of 2.4 years. That's government dysfunction, that's government not doing the right thing by its residents."

Block says people currently wait two to three hours on average and that as Governor, he would make fixing the DMV his highest priority, reducing the wait time to less than thirty minutes.