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: Galemont Ave / Gale Ave, Santa Fe Springs - Sep 1 2014 11:24PM
: 1182-Trfc Collision-No Inj
-- Sep 2 2014 12:17AM  1039 INDS SO - AFFIRM TO BOOK
-- Sep 2 2014 12:16AM  1039 HADLEY'S 562-692-3793 * 15-20 W/FLTBED THAT CAN HANDLE 2 + 1 ADDITIONAL
-- Sep 2 2014 12:11AM  C83-650 1015 W/1 @ 0011 HOURS
-- Sep 1 2014 11:37PM  C83-650 FIRE JUST PASSED EB ON GALE - UTL AT HACIENDA - TURNING NOW
-- Sep 1 2014 11:25PM   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   BLK SUV VS DRK UNK SEDAN// RP ADVS 8 PRTIES OUTSIDE IN A VERBAL 415// UNK IF WEAPONS