TOMS RIVER, NJ – Let’s face it. We all knew this was going to happen. Today is the first day for in-person DMV services across the state and like mostly everything Governor Phil Murphy has managed during the pandemic, it’s a complete clusterf-ck. Lines in some places longer than a football, winding around blocks, crossing several strip malls. It’s complete and utter madness out there.
Imagine your worst day ever waiting at the DMV. Then imagine that day and move it outside in the sweltering summer heat. Then imagine you’re in hell and being tortured by Satan’s minions. Well, that will be your day at the local DMV offices today.
With high humidity and temperatures that could reach 90 degrees today, things can get pretty ugly, especially for those standing in the sun and heat for hours wearing face coverings.
If Governor Phil Murphy is seriously concerned about a COVID-19 outbreak, this is where it’s going to happen…and once again, like sending infected senior citizens to bring the pandemic to assisted living facilities, it will be on his head.
“A nightmare at Motor Vehicles in Springfield this morning. The line keeps growing without any organization. People can’t tell where the line begins. There is no communication,” said New Jersey Republican John Bramnick. “This is unacceptable. New Jersey residents should be respected not ignored.”
At around 10 am, the NJ MVC posted a warning on its website.
“Lines are very long. Consider waiting a week or more before you come in,” the department said. “Many transactions can now be conducted online. Check our online services page to see if you can “Skip the Trip” to the agency. All customers are required to wear face coverings when visiting an agency.”
— Ahmed Eid (@eidfilms) July 7, 2020
@GovMurphy This is not handicap accessible. Why is the new system just as broken as before? The State Of New Jersey and the Federal Government recognize me as disabled but NJDMV does not!!! pic.twitter.com/qQFI5Ivnca
— ChronicPainRightsAdvocate♿ (@chronicpainrig1) July 7, 2020
— Paul A. X. Bologna (@MSUjellyfish) July 7, 2020
— Joann Saab (@joann_saab) July 7, 2020
I can’t go to the OBX with my family but waiting at DMV in lines that are like Jenkinsons on Memorial Day with 1000 of my closest friends with no social distancing or masks, that’s all good. Just when I think NJ can’t get more F’d up they go and surprise pic.twitter.com/mXJyvj4NE7
— Andrew McElroy (@amcelroy1) July 7, 2020
Newark DMV Frelinghuysen Ave This is E Peddie St 3 blocks away and around the corner. pic.twitter.com/UiF4NRet3l
— NorthJersey FireNews (@NJFires) July 7, 2020
Massive lines at Newton DMV and now after waiting for more than 2 hours everyone is told to come back another day pic.twitter.com/mIHwCTkwvz
— Dove Photography (@DovePhotograph) July 7, 2020
Randolph DMV. You can use these. pic.twitter.com/gelHPwO8dd
— Sith Holocron (@sith_holocron) July 7, 2020