In the never ending examples of government inefficiency, NBC's Washington, D.C. affiliate is reporting that it currently takes between 3 and 6 months to get an appointment to take the Driver's License road test.
So, the government has given itself a monopoly on issuing licenses, and still manage to totally botch the system. That's what a lack of competition gets you. Every time.
The solution? Allow people to pay to take the test sooner, and to their credit, that's exactly what they're doing. Soon some private driving schools will be allowed to give the test for a $100 fee. Meaning, I'm sure, that the government will be getting some portion of that for doing absolutely nothing. Brilliant plan, if i do say so myself.
Of course, the best solution would be to allow the schools to administer the test for any fee they wanted, and we'd soon see lots of them providing it for no extra charge to their students. But if they did it that way, who would fund the pensions of the DMV workers?
Here's the video;
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