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: Us101 W / Balboa Blvd, West Valley - Oct 23 2014 9:19AM

: 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt
    -- Oct 23 2014 10:13AM [30] [Appended, 10:14:26] [8] [FSP] has closed their incident [141023LAFSP00108]
    -- Oct 23 2014 10:13AM [29] [Appended, 10:14:26] [7] [Notification] [CHP]-1022 FSP RDWY CLR [Shared]
    -- Oct 23 2014 10:12AM [22] RP BILLY 601-842-4139 THOUGHT HE WAS RELATED TO THIS TC [Shared]
    -- Oct 23 2014 9:52AM [21] 1039 3A ORD 37767 W/UNITED TOW ENRT [Shared]
    -- Oct 23 2014 9:51AM [23] [Appended, 10:14:26] [1] A STALL CAR AT EXIT 21 NO HIT FOR 21 A GRY MIGHT BE A SUV SHE DO NOT KNOW THE 1020 OF THE 1125 SHE WAY BACK IN THE 2ND LN
    -- Oct 23 2014 9:50AM [19] [FSP] has closed their incident [141023LAFSP00088]
    -- Oct 23 2014 9:41AM [18] 1185 FOR SIL HONDA AND CHEV SILVERADO PK AND 3A WHI ACURA [Shared]
    -- Oct 23 2014 9:39AM [17] FD BLKG SLOW LN [Shared]
    -- Oct 23 2014 9:37AM [16] ALL STAR TOW HAS BEEN UPDATED [Shared]
    -- Oct 23 2014 9:34AM [14] 404 ***************** 1/2/3 LANE BLOCK ************* [Shared]
    -- Oct 23 2014 9:25AM [11] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 ALL STAR TOW W/ FLBTD [Shared]
    -- Oct 23 2014 9:23AM [6] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt by CHP
    -- Oct 23 2014 9:23AM [5] 1039 LAFD ENRT
    -- Oct 23 2014 9:22AM [4] [Notification] [CHP]-DUPE LOG WIT ADVISED INJURY TC NEAR CBX 101-194 // WB 101 AT BALBOA TOYT COA, CHEV SILVERADO VS ACURA TL BLOCKING #1,2 LANES
    -- Oct 23 2014 9:21AM [1] MULT VEH TC BLK'G SLOW LNS

DONE