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: 25937 Stafford Canyon Rd, Newhall - May 23 2013 11:12PM
: 1182-Trfc Collision-No Inj
-- May 23 2013 11:14PM  2 VEH TC // (RP) RED TOYT FJ CRUISER VS BLK BMW SUV
Location: Oakdale Waterford Hwy / Milnes Rd, Modesto - May 23 2013 10:32PM
: 1125-Traffic Hazard
-- May 23 2013 10:34PM  VEHS ARE LOSING TRACTION IN SB LNS / NFI
-- May 23 2013 10:34PM  PTY STATES THE RDWY IS SLICK CAUSING SPIN OUTS