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Budget Cuts Create Backlog For Road Tests At RMV

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BOSTON (CBS) – Budget cuts have created a backlog for road tests at the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Right now the Registry is so understaffed with road test examiners that there’s a five week wait for those who want to take the test.

Rachel Kaprielian, the Registrar of Motor Vehicles says budget cuts have not allowed them to fill a lot of the roast test positions.

“We are in a very tight position with respect to our road test examiners,” says Kaprielian. “The good news is that we are at the advent, we are right on the cusp of replacing a number of those road test examiners so we expect the wait time to be alleviated in very short order.”

In 2008 there were 59 test examiners in the state and now there are only 35.

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