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Letter: Things you need to know before you go to the DMV

If you have any business with the DMV, make an appointment before you go.

Here is what you don’t know about what happens without an appointment. First, you line up early outside. We were the 5th person in line. Now remember, on Wednesdays DMV opens at 9 a.m.

Don’t line up at 8 a.m. Once you finally get through the door, get your needed paperwork filled out, then go back to the front desk with completed paperwork, you are given a number — ours being G002.

Now, you think you’re on track of getting out of the building with your quest accomplished. Not so. All letter and numbers were being called over and over — but no Gs. After sitting for an hour waiting, we decided to find out why no Gs were being called.

Well, Gs are no appointments — so, this means you will sit and sit and wait, waiting until all appointments are seen.

Maybe you might get your turn by 4 p.m.

Now if it’s after 4:30, no testing is given.

Save yourself some time and elevated blood pressure and make an appointment!

— Christine Hayes, Madera

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