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 BIKE INCIDENT


Location: Converse Ave / E 68th St, South LA - Apr 18 2014 3:38PM

: 20001-Hit and Run w/Injuries
    -- Apr 18 2014 6:25PM [13] FIRE ENRT
    -- Apr 18 2014 6:24PM [12] 1039 LACOFD OP# 17
    -- Apr 18 2014 6:23PM [11] A77-012T ROLL 1141 FOR WASHDOWN
    -- Apr 18 2014 3:46PM [4] [Notification] [CHP]-LACOFD IS LL REQ ETA
    -- Apr 18 2014 3:40PM [2] 1039 LACOFD INC: 2755
    -- Apr 18 2014 3:39PM [1] VEH VS CHILD ON BIKE

FOUND INCIDENT

Location: I405 S / I405 S Irvine Center Dr Ofr, Santa Ana - Apr 18 2014 7:02PM

: 1125-Traffic Hazard
    -- Apr 18 2014 7:02PM [1] PER 3A 01 WHI CHEV SILVERADO / RS

FOUND INCIDENT

Location: Sr22 E Bristol St E Onr / N Bristol St, Santa Ana - Apr 18 2014 6:05PM

: 20002-Hit and Run No Injuries
    -- Apr 18 2014 6:07PM [5] OCC'D BRISTOL ONR TO EB 22
    -- Apr 18 2014 6:06PM [4] VV: BLK CHEV SUBURBAN
    -- Apr 18 2014 6:01PM [9] [Appended, 18:08:51] VV BLK FORD EXPEDITION
    -- Apr 18 2014 6:01PM [13] [2] VV BLK FORD EXPEDITION

FOUND INCIDENT

Location: 0 RV10932 EB 10 WO RED CLOUD RD, Indio - Apr 18 2014 7:06PM

: 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt
    -- Apr 18 2014 7:10PM [11] 1039 CDF LN 10 [Shared]
    -- Apr 18 2014 7:08PM [5] 1039 CDF
    -- Apr 18 2014 7:08PM [4] AT CD
    -- Apr 18 2014 7:08PM [3] VEH SWERVED TO AVOID MINI COOPER
    -- Apr 18 2014 7:08PM [8] [Appended, 19:09:16] [2] UNKN INJURIES
    -- Apr 18 2014 7:08PM [7] [Appended, 19:09:16] [1] WHI CHEV SUB INTO THE CD
    -- Apr 18 2014 7:07PM [2] SOLO VEH ROLLOVER

DONE