Negligent driving refers to an incident wherein you cause an accident. This offence is far less serious than charges such as “reckless driving” and “dangerous driving”. Negligent driving is when you cause an accident while your manner of driving is not as dangerous as the latter two mentioned.
For instance, you can be charged with negligent driving when an accident takes place because you were not paying attention to the road or failed to comply with traffic rules.
Despite being the least serious of three possible driving offences, negligent driving can still present you with harsh penalties, especially in cases wherein your negligence on the road resulted in grievous bodily harm or death.