Want to avoid hours-long lines at DMV? Get your REAL ID now, South Carolina officials warn

South Carolinians are not lining up to get the state’s new driver’s license and identification card. That has some officials worried about hours-long lines next year at the 66 offices of the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles, lawmakers were told Wednesday.

“I’m betting on six-hour lines because people aren’t coming in,” Motor Vehicles chief Kevin Shwedo told S.C. House members.

South Carolinians planning to take a domestic flight or enter a federal building or military installation after Sept. 30, 2020, will be required to show the state’s new driver’s license and ID card, called a REAL ID. A passport can be used to board a flight.