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Driving Records

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In today’s information age, we place a high value on the ability to access information. For this privilege, we can largely thank the Freedom of Information Act. This Act mandates that certain types of information and records be reasonably accessible. This allows us to check on the happenings of not only ourselves, but also of our government leaders, employers, business owners, and even neighbors. Among the records viewable are driving records.

A driving record includes the driving history of the person named on the record. This includes any speeding tickets, DUIs, or other moving violations. Viewing a person’s driving history … Read More

Online Help for FOIA and Government Records

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In a March 13, 2007 article entitled “Getting Your Government Files,” US News and World Report describes several resources for access to government records via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA):

For general requests:

“an easy-to-use FOI letter generator.”

For an individual’s files:

“relevant forms from the Freedom of Information Center.”

For open meetings and other open records:

“The Reporters Committee has a handy guide.”

Another resource related to FOIA is Governmentdocs.org, an online service that offers “an unprecedented level of access to government documents by allowing users to browse, search, … Read More