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 INCIDENT

Location: Sr17 S Sr85 N Con / Sr85 N, San Jose - Oct 20 2014 3:39PM

: WW-Wrong Way Driver
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:44PM [8] VAN VS SUV
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:43PM [6] SPINOUT RHS ,NEG W/WAY

FOUND INCIDENT

Location: SR17 SR85 S CON / SR85 S, San Jose - Oct 20 2014 3:19PM

: 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:46PM [30] [Notification] [CHP]- PSBY IN GRY JEEP GRAND CHEO ASSISTING XRAY DRVR ADV VEH NOW RHS [Shared]
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:43PM [22] [Appended, 15:44:18] PARTIALLY BLKG SLOW LANE [Shared]
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:43PM [23] [Appended, 15:44:18] GRY SUV VS SIL SEDAN [Shared]
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:42PM [24] [Appended, 15:44:18] 2 VEH TC [Shared]
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:42PM [20] [FSP] has closed their incident []
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:21PM [7] [Appended, 15:28:18] [2] BLKG RDWY - #1 LANE OF CON RAMP
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:21PM [6] [Appended, 15:28:18] [1] GRY NISS PATHFINDER SPUN OUT INTO CD OF CON RAMP
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:21PM [13] [Appended, 15:28:25] [3] BLKG LEFT LANE [Shared]
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:21PM [3] BLKG LEFT LANE
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:20PM [2] HIT LEFT SIDE WALL
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:20PM [14] [Appended, 15:28:25] [2] HIT LEFT SIDE WALL [Shared]

FOUND INCIDENT

Location: Sr17 S / Fishhook, Santa Cruz - Oct 20 2014 3:53PM

: 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:57PM [14] A26-020 1185
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:56PM [12] 26-20 1097 // SB 17 TO SB 1 CONNECTOR - #1 LN 1125- VEH SIDEWAYS-- ON ITS WHEELS
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:55PM [11] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt by CHP
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:55PM [10] 1039 NETCOM ALREADY HAS FIRE/1141 ENRT
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:53PM [6] [2] RP HEARD ONLY, POSS TC IN THE HOOK
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:53PM [1] SOLO VEH ROLLOVER / UNKN WHERE VEH LANDED
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:52PM [3] [Appended, 15:54:10] AB LN RECALLING
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:52PM [5] [1] AB LN RECALLING

FOUND INCIDENT

Location: Sr17 S / Summit, Santa Cruz - Oct 20 2014 1:58PM

: 1013-Road/Weather Conditions
    -- Oct 20 2014 2:00PM [3] 1039 TMC
    -- Oct 20 2014 1:59PM [1] RAIN IN SCZ

FOUND INCIDENT

Location: Sr170 S / I5 S Sr170 S Con, West Valley - Oct 20 2014 3:14PM

: 1125-Traffic Hazard
    -- Oct 20 2014 3:15PM [1] UNK DEBRIS AND TRASH CAN BLKG #1 LN

DONE