The list of crazy half baked ideas out of Raleigh keeps growing and while they may look good on paper our state government lacks the talent and depth to implement these ground breaking ideas.
Case in point:
Combining, NC Safety Inspection, Property Tax and License Tag renewal into one form and process and then allowing the NC DMV to manage the entire operation.
If your vehicle has passed inspection but you are unable to renew your registration online, you can renew at any License Plate Agency by presenting your inspection receipt. We are working to correct this issue and apologize for any inconvenience. If you have questions, please call 1-877-421-0020.
Seems there is now a failure of the NC DMV computer system to recognize some of the inspection stations online submissions. As the above screen shot advises, you can always go to your local License Plate Agency and stand in line.
But try calling Raleigh, where after entering "1" for English and "3" for Motor Vehicle registration, then entering your NC Drivers License number (what to you bet, that your DL# and the phone number you're calling from are now forever recorded into a "big brother" data base?) and listening to several more prompts, you hear the following: "Thank you for calling, due to unusually high call volume we are unable to assist you at this time, please call back later, Good Bye!"
Is it fair to blame Pat McCrory? Well, folks he was quick to take credit for the idea to "provide enhanced property tax compliance" to 100 county governments. So "you betcha!"
And then there is this, genius idea being tossed about, letting out of state transplants obtain a North Carolina Drivers License without taking a written test.
and this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to troubles within the NCDMV.