Oklahoma Highway Patrol accident reports are available to anyone. To receive a report as of 2014, a request form must be filled out and submitted with a fee to the Oklahoma Department of Public Safety.Know More
Accident reports are among public records that typically are not considered confidential. In the United States, accessibility of public records is governed by the Freedom of Information Act. Federal agencies can refuse to provide information requested under the act if it is protected by certain exemptions. States also have freedom of information laws governing open records and open public meetings. States can determine how easily accessible records are to the public and whether fees are charged to review records. Public records laws are intended to make governments accountable for their actions and enable citizens to be aware of the workings of government.
The Internet has significantly increased access to public records as of 2014, and many private companies sell access to records databases. Some companies use publicly available records to construct profiles of individuals that can be purchased. Public records data also is used in collecting child support, in conducting background checks on prospective employees and in paying retirement benefits. Most transactions conducted between individuals and government become part of the public record.Learn more about Public Records
Wolves no longer live in Oklahoma, according to the Oklahoma Archeological Survey. The state's bounty hunting, decimated bison population, and reduced deer population led to complete elimination of wolves in the 1930s. Unsubstantiated rumors of wolves still occur in Oklahoma, states the Oklahoma State Game Wardens Association Magazine.Full Answer >
Oklahoma's natural resources include petroleum, natural gas, iodine, fertile soil, livestock, coal, limestone, sand and gravel. All of these natural resources offer many employment opportunities in various areas, including agriculture, mining and manufacturing. Many of these natural resources are shipped to other states, but many are used in Oklahoma as well.Full Answer >
Oklahoma City is the capital of Oklahoma. It is also the state's largest city, with a population of more than 1.3 million people in the metro area.Full Answer >
As of 2014 the minimum wage in Oklahoma is $7.25 hourly for companies with 10 or more full-time employees or more than $100,000 in gross sales per year, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Minimum wage for all other employees in Oklahoma is $2 per hour.Full Answer >