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The Boston Globe

Opinion

Jeff Jacoby

Eliminate the RMV

WITH MY driver’s license expiring in February, I made a trip to the Registry of Motor Vehicles last week to renew it. To my astonishment, I was in and out of the RMV branch at the Watertown Mall in just 15 minutes.

From past experience, I had expected much worse . When I renewed my license five years ago - at a facility the Registry whimsically dubbed a “License Express’’ - I had to wait for an hour and a quarter before being served.

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