Sanitation Vehicle Property Damage Claims

Department of Sanitation: In marked contrast to the progress witnessed by DEP, property damage motor vehicle claims filed against the Department of Sanitation soared from 1,999 in FY 2012 and 2013 to 2,825 in FY 2014 and 2015, an increase of 41 percent.While these claims come from all corners of the five boroughs, our report finds that property damage claims involving sanitation trucks are most common on Staten Island, Eastern Queens, and certain neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

The rise in property damage motor vehicle claims at Sanitation is particularly notable given that crashes involving the City’s fleet that led to injuries fell by 30 percent between FY 2014 and FY 2015.