RCW 46.61.525 NEGLIGENT DRIVING -- SECOND DEGREE

Negligent driving in the second degree can be charged if a person operates a motor vehicle in a manner that is negligent  and endangers any person or property. Negligent driving in the first degree (RCW 46.61.5249) includes the use of alcohol or illegal drugs.

Negligent driving in the second degree is a misdemeanor and is a traffic infraction. When a driver is cited, they usually have to pay a $250 fine.
Negligent
means the person failed to exercise ordinary care or the care a reasonably careful person would exhibit under the same or similar circumstances.
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