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.
Location: I5 S / Aliso Creek Rest Area S, Oceanside - Oct 25 2014 9:48PM
-- Oct 26 2014 12:05AM  [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 SandR TOW 800-748-6686 TO HANDLE
-- Oct 26 2014 12:00AM  [Rotation Request Comment] NK TOW CAN DO IT BUT THEY HAVE A 2 TO 2 1/2 HOUR ETA
-- Oct 25 2014 11:56PM  NK TOW CHECKING W/DRIVER TO SEE IF THEY CAN HANDLE
-- Oct 25 2014 11:54PM  C92-005C NO FAMILY MEMBERS ON SCENE ROLL 1185 FOR 4X4 PK AND APROX 25FT ENCLOSED TRAILER
-- Oct 25 2014 10:22PM  1039 OMEGA
-- Oct 25 2014 10:17PM  C92-005C ROLL OMEGA
-- Oct 25 2014 9:51PM  [Notification] [CHP]-CAMP PEN FD ADVS CPR IN PROGRESS // CHP NOT NEEDED AS OF NOW // WILL ADVS
-- Oct 25 2014 9:49PM  CAMP PEN FIRE 97