SACRAMENTO (AP) — The California Department of Motor Vehicles will add Saturday hours after growing complaints about long wait times because of new license requirements.
The DMV said Friday it will open 17 more offices on Saturdays starting in August.READ MORE: COVID Reopening: 'We Have Confidence' About Fans At Ballparks On Opening Day, Newsom Says
The DMV introduced some Saturday hours in June and will expand the services to 60 offices, making all services available other than driving tests.READ MORE: UPDATE: Ferris Wheel to Stay in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park Through 2025 After Contract Extension
The agency blames the delays on federally mandated security upgrades to driver licenses and identification cards. It will pay $220 million and hire more workers to accommodate the millions of people who need upgrades in the next five years.
Three state lawmakers are also seeking a state audit of the DMV’s wait times and its handling of the REAL ID upgrades.MORE NEWS: Caught On Camera: Petaluma Credit Card Theft Suspects Go On Shopping Spree
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