For 150 metres the road was clear.

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Miss Gohil said: "She did look. For 150 metres the road was clear. Her mistake was she didn't look again when she manoeuvred. Had the deceased not been driving as fast as he was the accident would not have occurred.

For 150 metres the road was clear.
Can I say "For 150 metres ahead the road was clear"? Does the original sentence sound better?

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I'd say it's likely 150m back that the road was clear. You don't have to look to check ahead, and oncoming traffic doesn't share our lane.

Clearly, the speeding driver came from behind.
 

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The road was clear 150 meters back.
Does this sound good?
 

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Yes, but that denotes a point 150 m back. To show it's clear throughout the 150 m, we would say "for 150m back."
 

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Bristol woman spared jail over biker's death | Bristol news
Miss Gohil said: "She did look. For 150 metres the road was clear. Her mistake was she didn't look again when she manoeuvred. Had the deceased not been driving as fast as he was the accident would not have occurred.

For 150 metres the road was clear.
Can I say "For 150 metres ahead the road was clear"? Does the original sentence sound better?

Thank you.
Yes! You are correct. Here's the context:


"She admitted driving carelessly on the basis that, having checked for on-coming traffic, she failed to keep checking as she turned."



"You drove right in front of the deceased as he approached on his bike; you looked, you waited, you didn't look again immediately and your attention diverted to the road into which you were driving.


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I'm really confused. Which is correct, "For 150 metres ahead ..." or "For 150 metres back ..."?
 

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I'm really confused. Which is correct, "For 150 metres ahead ..." or "For 150 metres back ..."?

It's impossible to say. It depends on which way she was turning (left or right).
 

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Correct expression is

'The road was clear upto a 150 metres...'

It effectively communicates that from where Ms Gohil was positioned she could see clearly upto that distance, hence she drove on but didnt......
 
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