Negligent or dangerous driving

Negligent or dangerous driving causes many crashes on NSW roads each year. Here are the rules you must follow and the penalties that apply.

What is negligent or dangerous driving?

Negligent or dangerous driving means driving without the due care and attention reasonably expected of a driver. It puts you, other drivers and the public at risk, and can result in serious injury or death.

The rules

You must not drive a vehicle on a road negligently or at a speed, or in a manner dangerous to the public.

Penalties

If you drive negligently you can get a fine and demerit points.

If you drive at a speed or in a manner dangerous to the public, or cause death or injury due to negligent driving, penalties include:

  • large fines
  • loss of licence
  • prison.
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