Watchdog: Wait times tripled at Mississippi driver’s license stations

The PEER report said reasons for  increased wait times included higher vacancy rates for examiners and issues with development and implementation of a new computer system, including interfacing with federal and out-of-state data bases.

As a result of the new computer system, processing times for routine transactions—such as  driver’s licenses, ID cards, and commercial license renewals have increased 40% to 50%, according to the report.