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: Sr18 / Cactus Flats, Arrowhead - Aug 31 2014 11:02PM

: 1182-Trfc Collision-No Inj
    -- Sep 1 2014 1:01AM [45] BT ETA 20 MINS
    -- Sep 1 2014 12:58AM [42] SVS ENTRY TOWED/STORED VEHICLE LIC/3XUD613 LIS/CA LIY/2014 LIT/PC 1998 TOYT RAV LL WHI VIN/JT3HP10VXW0163185 ORI/CA0369965 OCA/865A15639 FCN/4491424400153 DOT/20140901 MIS/22651H BIG BEAR TOW 909-585-2600 ID/20243 L/IN01632
    -- Sep 1 2014 12:55AM [39] C101-010 1039 BT - BEAR VALLEY COMM HOSP
    -- Sep 1 2014 12:07AM [30] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 BIG BEAR TOW 909-585-2600 / ENRT W/FLTBD
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:35PM [28] C101-010 ETA 20-25
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:32PM [27] [Notification] [CHP]-CDF REQ UPDATED ETA
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:19PM [25] IF THIS IS ARROWHEAD'S TC // NO NEED FOR VV TO CONT
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:19PM [24] C101-010 COPIES UPDATES -- EXT'D ETA
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:10PM [20] [Appended, 23:11:06] [16] CAL FIRE ADVG THEY ARE ON THE BIG BEAR SIDE OF MITS PLANT
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:09PM [19] [Appended, 23:11:06] [15] CAL FIRE ADVG THIS IS 4 MILES JNO MITS PLANT / NEAR CACTUS FLATS
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:08PM [18] [Appended, 23:11:06] [14] CAL FIRE NOT ABLE TO ADV EXTENT OF INJ / MALE IS OO THE VEH
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:05PM [12] [Appended, 23:11:06] [8] MALE IS OO THE VEH / ATTEMPTING TO GET VEH UNSTUCK
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:05PM [11] [Appended, 23:11:06] [7] CAL FIRE WAS GOING ON SR18 AND THE TOYT TRIED TO PASS THE ENG AND TC'D INFO THE ENG
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:03PM [3] CAL FIRE STARTED SBSO FOR PRECAUTION
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:03PM [2] DRVR ATTEMPTING TO FIX HIS VEH AND TAKE OFF
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:02PM [9] [Appended, 23:11:06] [5] CAL FIRE NOT APPROACHING UNTIL UNIT ON SCENE
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:02PM [8] [Appended, 23:11:06] [4] ALL INFO IS PER CAL FIRE TO SO
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:02PM [6] [Appended, 23:11:06] [2] ON SR18 JNO MITS ENTRANCE RD
    -- Aug 31 2014 11:02PM [5] [Appended, 23:11:06] [1] SOLO VEH TC

DONE