The scene at Motor Vehicle commission agencies across the state were strangely comparable: numerous people encamped on lawn chairs or standing in line for hours, disappointments growing as they waited to access the agency on its very first day open in 3 months. Police in a number of towns asked citizens to prevent the area near their MVCs, and drivers took to social networks to suffer hours-long wait times, regardless of getting in line prior to daybreak. In South Brunswick, the line was over 3 hours long by 10:20 a.m., cops stated. They prevented homeowners from joining the line, which had numerous individuals in it and began forming before 4 a.m.
The traffic led to a crash, grievances about people strolling across the highway, and cars blocking the driveways to services, South Brunswick police informed NJ Advance Media. Nobody was injured in the crash.
Drivers came prepared for the lines, with videos shared from numerous locations revealing lines of camping chairs and beach towels set up. Lines twisted around car park and extended onto walkways.
While authorities in South Brunswick prevented individuals from signing up with the line, the Lakewood MVC area cut off its line just after 10 a.m., with cops there stating it had actually reached capability.
The Lodi location closed even previously, with a 7:42 a.m. authorities alert that locals must avoid the location, or try another area.
The MVC is recommending motorists wait a week prior to attempting to come back to an agency, a statement on its site states.
A number of new chauffeurs, who passed their roadway tests after MVCs resumed for testing recently however were not able to get their physical license until today, grumbled that the guaranteed new motorist express lanes were no place to be found.
One parent said the length of the lines triggered issues for her child, who was taking her roadway tests Tuesday morning, citing rush hour and illegally parked cars in the testing location.
The MVC was shuttered in mid-March in an attempt to stop the spread of the coronavirus. First scheduled to open on June 29, the opening was pressed back when a text messaging system to let individuals understand when they might come inside wasn't all set.
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