Let’s meet our trainers! - 2nd part

7 questions, 7 answers from drivingcamp trainers. Our next on is Mikós Alföldy


Tell us a few words about yourself first!

I have been dealing with traffic safety for more than 25 years. I consider this as a professional calling, so my work on the drivingcamp fits this extremely well. I also work as a driving instructor and continuing my previous work, I also work as a transport specialist and journalist.


How does your average day look like?

I never liked getting up early, yet most of my work required that. There’s no difference on the drivingcamp either, as trainings usually start at 9.00, but often at 8.15. The journey from home is an hour, so it’s not uncommon for me to be in a car before 7.00. When the programs are finished, I just head home. In such cases, I try to spend the remaining time with resting and relaxation.


What’s your hobby?

I don’t have a specific hobby that spends all my free time. If my time allows, I enjoy reading, I like vintage vehicles, I try to keep a slowly veteran car alive myself. Also, if I can afford that and catch the opportunity, I like to drive trucks, buses.


What was your hardest, most challenging day at the drivingcamp and why?

There were several. The most tiring, but the most interesting days are the skill competitions organized by drivingcamp. The preparation is already exciting, as it is up to the trainers to figure out the tasks and implement them on the field. Days like this are always long, tiring and very exciting.


What was your funniest moment in your work?

We use very similar safety cars for group trainings. Not so long ago, I shuffled which one I used that day and got into my colleague’s car. I didn’t really understand who set up the seat, but when I couldn’t start the engine, I realized I had missed my group and changed the line with  another one. Then luckily no one noticed that.


If you could meet any famous people, who would it be?

I don't care much about famous people. :)


What is your message for the drivers?

Don’t transfer their daily frustrations, insults, negative feelings into their driving. Always behave calmly, regularly and as a partner on the road. Well, it doesn't hurt to attend a driving technique training from time to time.