Why can't I do this with traffic tickets?

A teacher did for the first time something I thought as novel: negotiated the syllabus.  We had a chance to recommend changes to grading, testing, review and digital policies the following happened after a few rounds of negotiation:
Beginning:  2 in class tests both worth 25%, and a cumulative final worth 50%
Ending: 4 tests (1 per unit) of which the lowest is dropped and consisting of an in class part and take home part.  These three tests would each count as 7/30ths of the final grade.  The final is worth 30% and if an exam is missed, the final covers it. This kicked ass and goes down as one of the neatest moment in my academic career.