Only three fixed penalty notices have been issued by West Midlands Police for cyclists jumping red lights in the last three years – a tiny fraction of the number in London.

One was given out in 2014/15, two in 2013/14, and none at all in 2012/13, statistics following a Mail Freedom of Information request reveal.

Yet in London, police issued 4,000 notices in 2013 alone.

Reported by the Birmingham Post. You can read the full story here. 

I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.