IT would be nice if they did more to Pirates than fine them, but I’m not sure having more torpedoes flying around in some of those congested lanes is a good idea. I do get frustrated, though that sometimes I have to choose between fines or paying for ordnance / risking expensive damage. It’s not that infrequent that you have a pirate and security ship both nearby.
Another option is to stop thinking of security ships as benign. They are never going to help you, so just avoid them as you do when you’re carrying contraband. A good middle ground is to avoid them somewhat and keep a very active finger on your IFF key - toggling it often as the situation warrants. An active playstyle like this has prevented me from getting forced fines almost completely.