CHP Traffic Incident Reports: BICYCLE ACCIDENTS
This application searches the California Highway Patrol realtime
traffic incident data feed for anything involving "bike" or "bicycl" in the
state of California. The Traffic Incident data feed covers only state roads
under CHP jurisdiction, which mostly means Interstate highways and
numbered California state routes.
Right now, this is a real time search. If I'm sufficiently motivated,
I might make this automatically check the Traffic Incident report every
15 minutes and post any new incidents to Twitter or an RSS feed or something.
It should be easy enought to modify this program to search for other
types of incidents (e.g. your favorite car, specific streets, highways and
routes for your commute, etc.) Maybe I can add a query string to this
program to do that.
Usually, you will see "No incidents found." I posted sample output
in this blog post
You can also add a single search term by appending "q=[search term]" to the end of the URL; for example http://www.cyclelicio.us/script/chpbike.php5?q=TOY
will find all instances involving Toyotas.
FOUND BIKE INCIDENT
Location: I80 E / I80 E Alamo Dr Onr, Solano - Jul 25 2014 1:08PM
: 1125-Traffic Hazard
-- Jul 25 2014 1:19PM  CAR ON RHS W/ BIKE RACK JWO NUT TREE
-- Jul 25 2014 1:16PM  [Appended, 13:17:22] ANOTHER WHI TRASH BAG NEAR NUT TREE ALSO #2 LANE
-- Jul 25 2014 1:16PM  PER OFF DUTY CHP - BAG AND DEBRIS FROM BAG #2-3 LANES
-- Jul 25 2014 1:15PM  [Appended, 13:17:22] IN #2 LANE
FOUND BICYCLE INCIDENT
Location: 869 Buena Vista Dr, Santa Barbara - Jul 25 2014 12:37PM
: 1180-Trfc Collision-Major Inj
-- Jul 25 2014 1:29PM  [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt to 1180-Trfc Collision-Major Inj by CHP
-- Jul 25 2014 1:01PM  Secondary Location for A29-10M: FIRE STN 1 ON SY.
-- Jul 25 2014 12:38PM  BICYCLIST DOWN FIRE 1097