A free thinker in the Heartland...

Friday, July 07, 2006

Hopefully you didn't have to go to the BMV this week

I saw the local BMV was closed for the holiday, and then read online that they were doing a computer upgrade over the holiday break. Like any computer upgrade, there are bound to be problems. From the Indianapolis Star:

All Santiago Morales wanted was a copy of his title for his '98 Firebird so he could sell it.

So he went to the nearest Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch Wednesday.

"I waited in line for 20 minutes, and they announced that everybody had to pay cash," the Southside resident said. "I didn't have cash."
He returned to the Virginia Avenue location the next day.

"I had cash, but they said the system was down," he said.

Morales wasn't the only customer turned away from the BMV this week. Two days after the bureau reopened its branches statewide after upgrading its computer system, it still was experiencing numerous glitches.

I am sure everything will be fixed quickly, but I am glad I didn't have to go there this week!