User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


33° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Drivers React To DMV Changes

July 11, 2012, 5:21 PM by Kelly Bartnick

Drivers React To DMV Changes
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Frustrated drivers say South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard’s plan to ease congestion at the DMV is welcomed news.

“And even though it has my name still on there and my military I.D., they still couldn't use that,” Steven Remare said, as he ruffled through the legal documentation required to renew his drivers license.

Remare’s license expired during his year serving in Afghanistan. He is only home a few days before shipping out to Texas to finish his service. Remare expected a long wait. But, he was surprised.

“Did we expect to wait? Yeah we did. We were lucky,” Remare said. “I've never seen it like this.”

But even when the lines are short, everyone in the line will tell you the ride isn't always smooth.

“I spent all day chasing down a drivers license. But I got it!” Jim Witkop said.

Drivers say multiple trips because of waits and missing paperwork are common at the Sioux Falls Administration Building DMV office. In fact, Steve Larsen is on his third trip too.

“I don't have the time to sit here for three hours. It's not like it's a haircut where you show up when they call your name. You've got to be in line,” Larsen said.

News that the state is tweaking its policies, adding staff and making other changes to speed things up is good news for Larsen.

“I'm glad that leadership is taking responsibility to make changes and take action as opposed to saying, ‘Oh well, it is what it is,’” Larsen said.

It's no fast-pass; the state says some of the changes will take time. That’s bad news for those who need their licenses now. Maybe next time lanes in Sioux Falls will be wide open.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Parker Teen Dies In One Vehicle Crash

4/12/2014 10:18 AM

16-year-old Tonya Anderson from Parker, SD died in a one vehicle crash west of Sioux Falls on Highway 42 on Friday.

Full Story
Woman Killed In Sioux Falls Home

4/16/2014 6:01 PM

Sioux Falls police are investigating a murder in the southwest part of the city.

Full Story
SF Woman Dies In Crash Near Brookings

4/12/2014 10:34 AM

A Sioux Falls woman died in a two vehicle crash on I-29 south of Brookings.

Full Story
SF Murder Victim Stabbed, Suspect Got Pills

4/17/2014 10:12 AM

Sioux Falls Police have released the names of the suspect and victim in the city's second homicide of 2014.

Full Story
Missing Girls Case Update On Tuesday

4/15/2014 7:15 AM

Authorities plan to release an update on the investigation into the 1971 disappearance of two South Dakota girls.

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED