DMV knowledge tests for driver’s licenses resume after latest in series of computer issues

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WETHERSFIELD–The DMV quickly fixed a problem that was preventing people from getting driver’s licenses.

The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles announced on Thursday that there was an issue with the computer network for the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators. The AAMVA is the organization that checks social security numbers and other information for applicants of driver’s licenses at the DMV.

That meant that no knowledge tests, a requirement for getting a license, could be performed for a short time Thursday afternoon.

Issues with computer systems have plagued the DMV since a switch over to a new system last August. First there was a backlog on processing insurance, which caused registrations to not be properly renewed. Then there was a problem with incorrect data for car tax payments being sent to towns.

Last week Gov. Dan Malloy announced that Dennis Murphy would be the new commissioner for the DMV after Andres Ayala Jr. resigned following the litany of problems.