The government seems to be sending out survey after surveys to see whether or not their campaigns are having an impact. From my perspective fines are not working (except for a revenue raising excersize - they appear to be working well there). They're more a deterrent for people to avoid the police, watch out for speed camera's and try and stay below the limit than they are to actually learn more and improving the quality of drivers on our roads. I was thinking about this over the weekend (because I tend to think too much), and I was wondering - why not have alternative options for drivers. Instead of fining drivers, let them put the money to an advanced driving course, and use the receipt from that to send off with their payment return instead. People need to learn the dangers of texting, tailgating, etc and learn to be more defensive drivers. A 30 second add campaign, or a few hundred dollars hit to the hip wallet doesn't achieve this. But spending 1 on 1 time with instructors in cars, going through various simulations could have a far better chance - especially for those who have accidents not because they're driving like hoons, but because they're just naive about what's happening around them. What do the riders here think? Would you prefer to see more people swapping their fines for defensive / advanced driving courses, and do you think it would help to improve the quality of drivers on our roads more than fines?