NJ- Glitches Shut Lanes at New DMV Station

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County Lines: Glitches Shut Lanes at New DMV Station

Published in the Ocean County Observer 6/7/00

LAKEWOOD -- A malfunctioning fan motor and a faulty computer board shut down two lanes at the new six-lane inspection station on Route 70 for all or part of the day yesterday, but delays were minor, according to officials.

A motor for a fan for testing equipment used in lane four broke down at about 10 a.m., but repairs were made within an hour, said Karen McCormick, the station's manager. Lane six did not open yesterday because of problems with a computer board.

It will remain closed until a replacement part can be installed, likely sometime today, McCormick said.

The computer board operates a roll-bar that spins the vehicle's wheels at 15 mph for emissions testing.

This was the second day of business for the $2 million facility at Route 70 and Towbin Avenue. It replaces the outdated Toms River inspection station, which will close within two weeks.

Rainy weather kept volume light for the first four hours of operation, from 6:30 to 10:30 a.m. The average wait time was about two to three minutes in the morning, peaking at about 33 minutes around midday, when volume is traditionally highest, officials said. The only complaint so far was a commuter's claim that his wheel rim was scratched during an inspection on Monday, McCormick said.


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