Our sister site LAist reports that the computer system at the Department of Motor Vehicles is down today. "Right now a "glitch" has knocked down their computer system state-wide, leading to a blanket outage at all field offices," they note.
The DMV reported at outage at around 9 a.m.
DMV is currently experiencing technical difficulties that may affect customer transactions. We appreciate your patience.— CA DMV (@CA_DMV) August 14, 2012
And it looks like the notorious hellacious line at the San Francisco DMV is, as expected, even longer than usual.