Derby City Council has had to increase its insurance premium by £12,000 due to the number of accidents its drivers have caused.
The authority has paid out more than £90,000 in compensation in the years 2013-14 and 2014-15. There were 17 crashes in 2014-15 – including one payment for £19,670. There were 16 the previous year.
A motoring organisation has criticised the figure as a "total waste of money" and has offered the drivers lessons to improve their driving.
The figure has been revealed after a freedom of information request from the Taxpayers' Alliance.