Long lines continue to be common site at DMV - WKRN News 2

Long lines continue to be common site at DMV

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Long lines are continuing to plague area DMVs and driver license reinstatement centers throughout Middle Tennessee.

At a reinstatement center a couple of miles east of downtown Nashville, motorists waited in a long line outside of the building on Wednesday.

News 2 spoke with Dickson County resident Cindy Parish who said she arrived to the station during the wee hours of the morning to ensure one of the first spots.

"Two o'clock [in the morning] I was here," she said. "I'm coming from Van Leer.  It took me about an hour and a half to get here; and I was here yesterday and got here about 10 o'clock and the line was so long I just left."

State Deputy Commission Larry Godwin's job is to help troubleshoot problems at the DMV and admitted the reinstatement process is deliberate.

"We are not really issuing a license.  We are reinstating and it's taking along time to pull everything up to make sure they're in compliance, to make sure they paid all their fines," he explained.

Parish, among other motorists, believes changes need to be made.

"I think it's terrible.  Terrible and you know people wait in line all day and half of them still don't even get in there.  I mean, it's ridiculous," she said.

Driver Tanya Anderson added, "Let us take care of our business, take care of our families and still be able to go back to work and support our families and obey the law."

Godwin said he encourages motorists to do as much as the process online.

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