Backlog and retirements mean long wait for driver’s exam

Potential new drivers are having to wait seven or eight weeks for an appointment to take their driver’s examination, reports KSTP-TV, partly because of a backlog that began with the state shutdown during the summer.

But the retirement or promotion of 10 of the 50 examiners in the metro area is also contributing to the delays.

It used to take three or four weeks to get an appointment for the test, and the more than doubling of the wait is frustrating for teens hoping to get their licenses, the story says. The tests can be scheduled online.

An alternative: you can show up at one of the exam stations to take the test, but in many cases there’s a long wait.

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