Hawaii is taking a novel approach to reducing the average wait time in the state's DMV offices. All five O'ahu locations now feature live webcams showing exactly how many patrons are in line at any given time. Visitors can simply check the office's web site ahead of time to see if its clear to stop in. The system uses cheap cameras sourced from eBay, and the change has helped shorten overall waits to as little as 10 minutes. Officials now offer pre-screening to help visitors make sure they have all the right documents before they get to the counter.
Officials are also working on a new system that will allow patrons to take a number and monitor the line's progress remotely. The hope is that change will let visitors run errands and otherwise make better use of their time. You can check out a local news report on the changes in the video below.