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: I5 S / No Vista Del Lago Rd, Newhall - Sep 29 2014 10:57PM

: 1182-Trfc Collision-No Inj
    -- Sep 29 2014 10:58PM [1] 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 [6] SUBJ WAS LAST SEEN ON 09-29-14 AT APPROX 1630 HOURS IN THE CITY OF LA QUINTA, CA
    -- Sep 29 2014 10:51PM [4] SUBJ IS BELIEVED TO BE RIDING A GRY MAGNUM MOUNTAIN BIKE
    -- Sep 29 2014 10:50PM [3] LSW GRY SHIRT, BLU JEANS, BLK BB CAP
    -- Sep 29 2014 10:50PM [2] SUBJ LAWRENCE HOODYE 84YOA BMA GRY/HAZEL, 5'11 190LBS

DONE