What is negligent driving?

The legal definition of negligent driving is:

“…where it is proved beyond reasonable doubt that the accused person drove a motor vehicle in a manner involving a departure from the standard of care for other users of the road to be expected of the ordinary prudent driver in the circumstances.”

Director of Public Prosecutions (NSW) v Yeo and Anor [2008] NSWSC 953 

Section 117(1)(a) of the Road Transport Act 2013 provides that a person must not drive in a negligent manner that occasions death.

What are the penalties for negligent driving occasioning death?

The maximum penalty for this offence is:

  • 30 penalty units ($3,300) or 18 months’ imprisonment or both for a first offence.
  • 50 penalty units ($5,500) or 2 years imprisonment or both for repeat offenders.

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