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: Twin Cities Rd / Borden Rd, South Sac - Apr 24 2014 9:13PM
: 1181-Trfc Collision-Minor Inj
-- Apr 24 2014 9:58PM  [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt to 1181-Trfc Collision-Minor Inj
-- Apr 24 2014 9:49PM  PER FIRE // PATIENT ENRT KAISER SOUTH NOW
-- Apr 24 2014 9:41PM  90 CPZ LN 16
-- Apr 24 2014 9:35PM  [Notification] [CHP]-FIRE HAS LNS BLOCKED / PATIENT IS IN RDWY
-- Apr 24 2014 9:28PM  FIRE REQ ETA/ ADV FROM OFC
-- Apr 24 2014 9:18PM  SAC FIRE LOG 4027
-- Apr 24 2014 9:17PM  PER ANOTHER - GRN OLDS IS INVD VEH
-- Apr 24 2014 9:15PM  VEH STILL 97 - RP UNABLE TO GIVE ME ANY DESCRIPTION
-- Apr 24 2014 9:15PM  RP WAS ON A BICYCLE , AND HIT BY A VEH
-- Apr 24 2014 9:15PM  SAG'D // XFER TO SAC FIRE