Alaska Statutes Title 28. Motor Vehicles § 28.35.410. Negligent driving

(a) A person who drives a motor vehicle in the state in a manner that creates an unjustifiable risk of harm to a person or to property and who, as a result of the creation of the risk, actually endangers a person or property is guilty of negligent driving.  An unjustifiable risk is a risk of such a nature and degree that a failure to avoid it constitutes a deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable person would observe in the situation.  Proof that a defendant actually endangered a person or property is established by showing that, as a result of the defendant's driving,

(1) an accident occurred;

(2) a person, including the defendant, took evasive action to avoid an accident;

(3) a person, including the defendant, stopped or slowed down suddenly to avoid an accident;  or

(4) a person or property, including the defendant or the defendant's property, was otherwise endangered.

(b) The offense of negligent driving is a lesser offense than, and included in, the offense of reckless driving, and a person charged with reckless driving may be convicted of the lesser offense of negligent driving.

(c) A person convicted of negligent driving is guilty of an infraction as provided under AS 28.90.010 .

(d) Lawfully conducted automobile, snowmobile, motorcycle or other motor vehicle racing or exhibition events are not subject to the provisions of this section.

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