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.


START

FOUND INCIDENT

Location: Sr17 N / Bear Creek Rd - Rev Gore Point, San Jose - Aug 28 2014 9:50PM

: CZP-Assist with Construction
    -- Aug 28 2014 9:50PM [1] ,,CZP 1 - BEAR CREEK ONR SHUT DOWN TO NB
FOUND BIKE INCIDENT


Location: 23588 Alamitos Rd, San Jose - Aug 28 2014 8:39PM

: 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt
    -- Aug 28 2014 9:19PM [11] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 CITY TOW SD 586 / 408-297-6792 CPZ LINE 10
    -- Aug 28 2014 9:18PM [10] B24-281B 97 W/83B WE ARE IN A BLK HOLE NEG CELL PHONE OR RADIO RECEPTION // START 1185 FOR SPORT BIKE W/100FT CABLE/ 1182*************

FOUND INCIDENT

Location: Sr178 W / Mount Vernon Ave, BF - Aug 28 2014 6:31PM

: CZP-Assist with Construction
    --

FOUND INCIDENT

Location: SR173 / Fremont Dr, Arrowhead - Aug 28 2014 6:33PM

: 1182-Trfc Collision-No Inj
    -- Aug 28 2014 9:13PM [36] [Notification] [CHP]-BT REQ UNIT'S ETA TO ST B'S
    -- Aug 28 2014 8:44PM [29] 101-21 ADV ETA TO ST B'S IS 35 MINUTES // BT CPYS
    -- Aug 28 2014 8:44PM [28] 1039 BT
    -- Aug 28 2014 8:40PM [25] BT ETA 15 TO BB HOSPITAL
    -- Aug 28 2014 7:13PM [10] 1039 BT
    -- Aug 28 2014 6:48PM [6] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 ARROWHEAD TOWING 909 338 7400 *199
    -- Aug 28 2014 6:48PM [5] B101-021 ROLL 1185 / 173 AT FREEMONT
    -- Aug 28 2014 6:36PM [3] ELDERLY XRAY DRIVER - VEH IS BARELY HANGING ONTO THE RDWAY - XRAY POSS HBD

DONE