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.


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FOUND BIKE INCIDENT


Location: I580 W / I980 W, Oakland - Sep 30 2014 1:28AM

: 1125-Traffic Hazard
    -- Sep 30 2014 2:17AM [41] 1039 KAISER OAKLAND NEG WALKINS
    -- Sep 30 2014 2:16AM [40] 1039 HIGHLAND NEG WALKINS
    -- Sep 30 2014 2:08AM [32] 1039 SUMMIT NEG WALKINS
    -- Sep 30 2014 2:08AM [30] C96-055 RDWY CLR
    -- Sep 30 2014 2:07AM [29] RP HONDA CIV BLK WITH DAMGE TO RT SIDE OF BUMPER IS OFF CORRECTION SHE LOST HER BUMPER
    -- Sep 30 2014 2:06AM [28] [Notification] [CHP]-HAVE CITZN -- HIT THE MC THAT WAS 1124 1125V AT 0140HRS
    -- Sep 30 2014 2:06AM [27] 1039 ALTA BATES NEG WALKIN
    -- Sep 30 2014 1:44AM [17] 1039 OPD
    -- Sep 30 2014 1:40AM [12] C96-055 NEED BREAK/ TRAFFIC COMING IN HOT
    -- Sep 30 2014 1:38AM [11] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 BERRY BROS 800-464-7215 SD 094
    -- Sep 30 2014 1:37AM [10] C96-055 1185 ON EXPEDITE FOR A STREET BIKE
    -- Sep 30 2014 1:36AM [8] C96-055 BIKES DOWN IN RDWY / REQ ANOTHER UNIT / LOW ON FLARES
    -- Sep 30 2014 1:30AM [7] LINE 3 MC DOWN MIDDLE RAMP AROUN CURVE
    -- Sep 30 2014 1:29AM [3] MC SITTING MIDDLE RAMP
FOUND BIKE INCIDENT


Location: LA QUINTA, IN - Sep 29 2014 10:47PM

: SILVER Alert
    -- Sep 29 2014 10:52PM [6] SUBJ WAS LAST SEEN ON 09-29-14 AT APPROX 1630 HOURS IN THE CITY OF LA QUINTA, CA
    -- Sep 29 2014 10:51PM [4] SUBJ IS BELIEVED TO BE RIDING A GRY MAGNUM MOUNTAIN BIKE
    -- Sep 29 2014 10:50PM [3] LSW GRY SHIRT, BLU JEANS, BLK BB CAP
    -- Sep 29 2014 10:50PM [2] SUBJ LAWRENCE HOODYE 84YOA BMA GRY/HAZEL, 5'11 190LBS
FOUND BIKE INCIDENT


Location: La Quinta, IC - Sep 29 2014 11:57PM

: SILVER Alert
    -- Sep 30 2014 12:00AM [5] SUBJ SUFFERS FRM MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND MAY BECOME DISORIENTED
    -- Sep 29 2014 11:59PM [4] SUBJ POSS RIDING A GRY MAGNUM MOUNTAIN BIKE

DONE