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Blakes Law Could Save Bicyclists Lives


Julie Nohre of Miltona wants to see a change in where bicyclists ride on the road against traffic. She believes this would have saved her son, Blake’s life.

Blake Nohre, 14, died on July 14, 2020, when he was struck by a motorist who came up behind him on County Road 9 NE south of Carlos. He was riding with two friends, one was seriously injured. Rep. Mary Franson, R-Alexandria was contacted and has introduced – Blake’s Law, named after Julie’s son – that would keep cyclists and motorists safe.

She said Blake’s Law would require bicyclists to ride on the other side of the road so they can see oncoming traffic. Currently bikes ride with traffic and obey traffic laws as any other vehicle.