CHICAGO (CBS) — Hundreds of drivers stewed in frustratingly long lines at auto emissions testing sites across the Chicago area on Tuesday, as motorists scrambled to get their cars tested so they can get their new license plate stickers.
“This line is definitely ridiculous, so it’s just … you gotta do what you gotta do, right?” one driver said while waiting for his turn in Naperville, where the line stretched more than half a mile out of the lot for the testing facility on Aurora Road, just off Route 59.READ MORE: Shuttered By Pandemic Last Summer, Guthrie's Tavern In Wrigleyville Has New Owner And Will Be Reopening
That driver said it took him roughly 30 minutes just to travel a couple hundred feet from Route 59.
Milburn Sims said it took him an hour to go 1 ½ blocks from Route 59.
“It’s ridiculous,” he said.