assured clear distance ahead


assured clear distance ahead
The limit of a motorist's vision of the highway ahead. Erdman v Mestrovich, 155 Ohio St 85, 97 NE2d 674, 31 ALR2d 1417. A variable distance, since it constantly changes as the motorist proceeds, being measured at any moment by the distance between the motorist's vehicle and the limit of his vision ahead, or by the distance between the motorist's vehicle and any intermediate discernible static or forward-moving object in the highway ahead constituting an obstruction in the motorist's lane of travel. 7 Am J2d Auto and H T § 188.

Ballentine's law dictionary. . 1998.

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