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 / No Vista Del Lago Rd, Newhall - Sep 29 2014 10:57PM
: 1182-Trfc Collision-No Inj
-- Sep 29 2014 10:58PM  2 VEH TC // 18 WHEELER FREIGHTLINER VS GRY SMALL TOYT CAMRY // BLKING LNS
FOUND BIKE INCIDENT
Location: MISSING FROM LA QUINTA, CA, IN - Sep 29 2014 10:47PM
: SILVER Alert
-- Sep 29 2014 10:52PM  SUBJ WAS LAST SEEN ON 09-29-14 AT APPROX 1630 HOURS IN THE CITY OF LA QUINTA, CA
-- Sep 29 2014 10:51PM  SUBJ IS BELIEVED TO BE RIDING A GRY MAGNUM MOUNTAIN BIKE
-- Sep 29 2014 10:50PM  LSW GRY SHIRT, BLU JEANS, BLK BB CAP
-- Sep 29 2014 10:50PM  SUBJ LAWRENCE HOODYE 84YOA BMA GRY/HAZEL, 5'11 190LBS