CHP Traffic Incident Reports: BICYCLE ACCIDENTS



Cyclelicious. 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.


START
FOUND BICYCLE INCIDENT


Location: Sr84 / Sr35, Redwood City - Sep 1 2014 10:46AM

: 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt
    -- Sep 1 2014 11:18AM [15] Secondary Location for B91-010: CLOSE RDWY 35/84 NO TRAFFIC ON 84.
    -- Sep 1 2014 11:14AM [12] SMSO REQ CHP TO CLOSE 35 AT 84 -- NO TRAFFIC ONTO 84
    -- Sep 1 2014 10:52AM [9] 1039 SAN MATEO SO
    -- Sep 1 2014 10:50AM [5] BLKG THE RDWY
    -- Sep 1 2014 10:50AM [4] FIRE 97 PER RP
    -- Sep 1 2014 10:48AM [2] 2 BICYCLISTS DOWN - HIT BY A VEH
FOUND BIKE INCIDENT


Location: S Topanga Canyon Blvd / Falls Dr, West Valley - Sep 1 2014 10:40AM

: 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt
    -- Sep 1 2014 11:25AM [18] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 WEST HILLS TOW // ETA 20-25 818-884-0068
    -- Sep 1 2014 11:23AM [16] A56-104 PLS START 1 1185 FLTBED FOR MC
    -- Sep 1 2014 11:23AM [15] JSO CITY AREA // WV AREA - BIKE ON RS
    -- Sep 1 2014 11:20AM [13] 56-104 ADVS'D 1/2 JNO 2 MILE BRIDGE CITY AREA -
    -- Sep 1 2014 10:43AM [1] SOLO MC TC // RIDER ON RS // CYL BLK'G WB LNS
FOUND BIKE INCIDENT


Location: SR76 / Harolds Rd, Oceanside - Sep 1 2014 10:46AM

: 20001-Hit and Run w/Injuries
    -- Sep 1 2014 11:30AM [21] [Notification] [CHP]-[20] 1039 TO CDF SD TO GET THE WIT INFO AND WE WILL GET IT LATER, AUTOMOTIVE SPECIALISTS DID TAKE THE BIKE AND CDF WILL 105 TO THEM THAT UNIT WILL HAVE TO GO TO TOW YARD TO DO 180 LATER
    -- Sep 1 2014 11:30AM [20] 1039 TO CDF SD TO GET THE WIT INFO AND WE WILL GET IT LATER, AUTOMOTIVE SPECIALISTS DID TAKE THE BIKE AND CDF WILL 105 TO THEM THAT UNIT WILL HAVE TO GO TO TOW YARD TO DO 180 LATER
    -- Sep 1 2014 10:56AM [14] lATE ENTRY - WIT TRANSFERRED TOP FD AT 1047HRS
    -- Sep 1 2014 10:54AM [13] PER WIT RED VEH RAN STOP SIGN
    -- Sep 1 2014 10:49AM [11] [Rotation Request Comment] 760-749-2501 Pub 1039 AUTOMOTIVE SPECIALISTS FB
    -- Sep 1 2014 10:48AM [9] XFER FRM SDSO FIRE ENRT
    -- Sep 1 2014 10:48AM [6] MC AND RIDER ON THE RS

DONE