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: Lennox Blvd / Hawthorne Blvd, West LA - Apr 15 2014 11:51PM

: 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt
    -- Apr 16 2014 12:00AM [13] [Rotation Request Comment] 1039 GOODMAN'S TOW ETA 20 MINS
    -- Apr 15 2014 11:59PM [12] PER 12 - 1182 ONLY 1022NG FIRE ON SCENE
    -- Apr 15 2014 11:58PM [10] ROLL 1185 FOR BLK MITS W/MOD FRNT END DAMAGE AND BO AXLE
    -- Apr 15 2014 11:55PM [9] 1039 LACOFD
    -- Apr 15 2014 11:54PM [7] [Notification] [CHP]-Problem changed from 1183-Trfc Collision-Unkn Inj to 1179-Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt by CHP
    -- Apr 15 2014 11:52PM [5] [2] BLK FORD MUST VS DGRY TOYT CMY
    -- Apr 15 2014 11:52PM [1] BLK MITS ECLIPS HIT A PARKED CAR
    -- Apr 15 2014 11:52PM [4] [1] TWO VEH TC // BOTH VEH BLKNG INTERSECTION

FOUND INCIDENT

Location: 1539 Manor Gate Rd, Santa Fe Springs - Apr 15 2014 9:07PM

: 20002-Hit and Run No Injuries
    -- Apr 16 2014 12:01AM [26] 1039 TO LA CORDS
    -- Apr 15 2014 11:56PM [22] MDC2MDC*CAN YOU ADVISE PUBLIC WORKS THERE IS MISC BRICK DEBRIS ALONG THE WEST CURB OF 1539 MANOR GATE RD;; THANK YOU
    -- Apr 15 2014 11:43PM [21] [Notification] [CHP]-[20] 1039 TO VERIZON
    -- Apr 15 2014 11:43PM [20] 1039 TO VERIZON
    -- Apr 15 2014 9:09PM [5] SUSP VEH LEAKING FUEL - 1039 LACOFD
    -- Apr 15 2014 9:09PM [4] MALE NOW WALKING BACK TOWARDS TC SCENE
    -- Apr 15 2014 9:08PM [2] OLDER CHEV CAMERO VS RP'S PARKED FORD F150 BLU
    -- Apr 15 2014 9:07PM [1] HMA STOCKY BUILD LSW GRY SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT W/ BLK SHORTS - RUNNING NB ON MANOR GATE TOWARDS WEDGEWORTH

DONE