ca-17.com Frequently Asked Questions

Is ca-17.com an official CalTrans/CHP website?

No, ca-17.com is NOT affiliated with CalTrans, CHP nor any other governmental website. NOTE: To ensure you are getting the most accurate data we checking CalTrans and/or CHP websites directly. ca-17.com is not affiliated with CalTrans in any way.

Does ca-17.com have archive video/photos from the cameras on the website?

No, ca-17.com is not affiliated with CalTrans and does NOT archive video nor static photo content of any kind. California camera data displayed on the site is provided by CalTrans. You will want to contact CalTrans directly to inquire about archival data.

Can ca-17.com help me find a CHP Incident?

No. ca-17.com does not provide any services related to locating specific CHP Incidents. You will want to refer to the archive page for detailed instructions on how to best locate incidents. For any additional details you will want to contact CHP directly. Note, it's possible the incident you're looking for may not exist in our archive.

Is the freeway open?

ca-17.com does not provide support for questions about whether a given freeway is open/closed/blocked etc. While the data provided on ca-17.com comes from CalTrans' data portal we do not guarantee the accuracy nor timeliness of the content. Please see our Terms of Service for more details. We advise checking the website at the time you're looking to travel for updated information. NOTE: To ensure you are getting the most accurate data we recommend checking CalTrans and/or CHP websites directly. ca-17.com is NOT affiliated with CalTrans nor CHP in any way.

Can ca-17.com provide travel advice?

No, ca-17.com does NOT offer travel advice.

All available traffic, lane closure and chain control information is available on the website and we have no special insight that's not already available on the site. Simply check the respective pages for the route(s) you're interested.

Should you need additional details we suggest contacting CHP or CalTrans directly.

I witnessed/reported an accident, can ca-17.com tell me what happened?

No. ca-17.com does not provide any services related to determining the outcome of a given incident. You will want to refer to the archive page for detailed instructions on how to locate incidents. For any additional details you will want to contact CHP directly.

Can ca-17.com help with, or answer questions about an incident I was invovled in?

No, ca-17.com is NOT affiliated with CHP nor any other law enforcement nor governmental agencies. For matters relating to traffic incidents we recommend you contact CHP directly and/or local law enforcement. You can reach CHP via their Notify CHP page.

Can you send me archived copy(ies) of CHP incident reports?

No, ca-17.com is NOT affiliated with CHP nor any other law enforcement nor governmental agencies. We recommend you contact CHP directly to request archived content. The archived incident reports available on the site are self service only. If you're unable to find a specific incident on the site it means we simply don't have the data.

I witnessed an incident and it's not listed on ca-17.com?

The CHP data published on the site is the full extent of what CHP provides publicly. If you witnessed an incident that's not on the site please contact CHP and let them know you would like for them to publish all incident data to their public feed, that would be greatly appreciated.

I noticed a broken stoplight/camera how can I report it?

You can use the CalTrans Customer Service Request page

Do you support guest posts?

No, we do not support guest posts on CommuteDash properties including ca-17.com and commutedash.com.

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