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 BICYCLE INCIDENT
Location: Nelson Ln / Moore Rd, Auburn - Jul 25 2014 9:32AM
: 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt
-- Jul 25 2014 10:24AM  1185 TO 950 NELSON
-- Jul 25 2014 10:24AM  [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 ANDREW'S 916-645-8389
-- Jul 25 2014 10:17AM  1185 TO 95
-- Jul 25 2014 9:34AM  1039 CDF
-- Jul 25 2014 9:33AM  VEH VS BICYCLIST