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When will long lines at the DMV end?

A long line snakes around the lobby outside

A long line snakes around the lobby outside the DMV office in Hauppauge Friday.     Credit: Danielle Silverman

With recent state law changes, the lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles are astonishing [“Long lines at DMV persist; unclear when delays will end,” News, Jan. 7].

You would think the DMV would separate services into license and non-license lines, so people with auto registrations and others could advance.

Russ Chiarelli,


I just want to thank Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo for letting undocumented immigrants get driver’s licenses.

I bought a new car and I have to turn in my old plates to cancel the insurance, but because the lines are so long I can not do so.

So, it costs me more money for insurance every day I can’t surrender the plates.

Thanks again.


Mark Kulsziski,



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