(OFFICE OF THE NEW YORK CITY COMPTROLLER SCOTT M. STRINGER) — Potholes are a daily threat to drivers and pedestrians: they break axles, flatten tires, and twist ankles. Every New Yorker has a horror story to tell, but the real horror story is that the City paid out over $138 million in settlements for defective roadway claims over the last six years, according to a new ClaimStat Alert released by Comptroller Stringer. This report offers the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the public detailed information on the more than 1,500 claims for vehicle damage and over 2,600 claims for pedestrian injuries that were settled between Fiscal Years 2010 and 2015. With this data, DOT can identify hotspots and repair roadways before they eat up even more of the City’s budget. To view the report, click here.