Melbourne, July 19 : Officials Down Under have come up with a unique strategy to fight against disqualified driving - ask lawless drivers how they want to be punished.
Victoria's Sentencing Advisory Council (SAC) wants drivers who disobey the law say why they drive while disqualified or suspended, and what would stop them.
Drivers who have lost their licence through demerit points or driving under the influence will be asked for their advice.
Volunteers who take part will have their costs paid by the SAC.
New laws to deal with serial bad drivers are likely to be recommended to the State Government within the next 12 months.
SAC chairman Arie Freiberg said the council was particularly keen to hear from young men, who formed the highest risk group among disqualified drivers.
Prof Freiberg said disqualified drivers were more likely to break other driving laws and were involved in a proportionately higher number of road crashes than licensed drivers.
"We want to know what motivates them, what might deter them and what they think of the fairness of driving laws," News.com.au quoted him, as saying.
"If people think the laws are unfair, they are more likely to disobey them," he added.