[singlepic=231,270,190,,right]If you are going to the DMV in Charlotte or Raleigh, better get there well before 5 pm for now on. As a part of Gov. Mike Easley’s push to reduce spending, DMV offices will no longer help anyone after 5 pm. So if you were in line from 3:30 to 4:59 and there are people waiting ahead of you, don’t get mad when they turn away. We warned you.

The DMV cuts could save the state $1 million a year. Of course, that $1 million will probably be spent handling complaints from people who were in line and denied at 5 pm. The DMV didn’t have the best reputation for customer service before. Now, it only looks to be getting worse.