The Vision Zero Base Reports are collections of facts and statistics about individual TLC-regulated for-hire vehicle (FHV) businesses produced to help passengers identify businesses with the best safety records and support the for-hire industry’s efforts to achieve the highest levels of safety and service. The reports also include information beyond safety statistics, such as vehicle information.
In accordance with City Council legislation, TLC posts crash information about the vehicles it regulates at an industry-wide level and for crashes resulting in critical injuries and fatalities. The Vision Zero Base Reports take this information-sharing a step further, breaking the information down by base so passengers can conveniently review the overall safety records of each base’s affiliated vehicles. The reports include information such as:
- Crash frequency
- Safety violation frequency
- Number of drivers on TLC’s Safety Honor Roll
- Whether the base’s vehicles use safety technology like driver alert systems
- Bases offering safety education
The Vision Zero Base Reports cover the period between July-December 2015. To receive a report, a for-hire vehicle (FHV) base must have applied for a TLC license by September 1, 2015 and maintained an average of at least 10 affiliated vehicles during the reporting period (July-December 2015). All types of FHV bases—livery, black car, and luxury limousine—receive a report.
Facts about For-Hire Vehicle Bases:
- The 771 FHV bases featured dispatch more than 65,500 cars that drive more than a million miles each day.
- In a six-month period, for-hire vehicles (FHVs) were involved in 7 fatal crashes and 2,435 crashes involving an injury of any severity. This amounts to 32.7 crashes with any type of injury per 1,000 cars and 1.1 crashes involving a fatality per 10,000 cars.
- 140 FHV drivers and 14 FHV bases were featured on TLC’s 2015 Safety Honor Roll.
- 211 bases have hosted TLC-led Vision Zero safety trainings. During these trainings, TLC staff share critical safety information and engage drivers directly as partners in the Vision Zero effort to eliminate traffic fatalities in New York City.
- 73 bases reported running their own safety education programs.
- 69 bases use vehicle safety technologies, such as driver alert systems and black boxes, to promote safe driving.