Officials from the California Highway Patrol will be doing a pilot program this month to improve highway
safety. The “Skywatch” is a CHP helicopter that keeps a close eye on commercial vehicles to see if they´re doing anything that may have the potential for
causing an accident.
Sonora CHP officer Tom Wills says the “Skywatch” will be used mainly in the Central Valley highways like 99 where there are
multiple lanes and more traffic. It may be used up here in the Motherlode in the near future.