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: Galemont Ave / Gale Ave, Santa Fe Springs - Sep 1 2014 11:24PM

: 1182-Trfc Collision-No Inj
    -- Sep 2 2014 12:17AM [23] 1039 INDS SO - AFFIRM TO BOOK
    -- Sep 2 2014 12:16AM [20] 1039 HADLEY'S 562-692-3793 * 15-20 W/FLTBED THAT CAN HANDLE 2 + 1 ADDITIONAL
    -- Sep 2 2014 12:11AM [18] C83-650 1015 W/1 @ 0011 HOURS
    -- Sep 1 2014 11:37PM [15] C83-650 FIRE JUST PASSED EB ON GALE - UTL AT HACIENDA - TURNING NOW
    -- Sep 1 2014 11:25PM [7] [1] RP'S SISTER IN A GRY FORD SUV JUST HIT ANOTHER VEH WITH HER KIDS IN THE CAR, 1039 LACOFD OPTR# 10 TO ADVS
    -- Sep 1 2014 11:25PM [3] [1] BLK SUV VS DRK UNK SEDAN// RP ADVS 8 PRTIES OUTSIDE IN A VERBAL 415// UNK IF WEAPONS

DONE