Six companies tested driving skills and knowledge in a charitable road safety contest
Aurubis Bulgaria, Insurance Company Euroins, NET1, InTime, eCasting and EspressoNews joined a two-day road safety competition for companies named ‘Mission Safety’. Besides refreshing theoretical knowledge, the participating teams of company employees competed in interesting practical tasks. The team who scored the most points in the theoretical and practical part were Aurubis Bulgaria. Second place was for In Time – UPS Bulgaria, while the team of the regional online news outlet EspressoNews brought home the bronze.
The first day of the competition saw a vigorous discussion of participants with police officer Zahari Grigorov from the regional department of the town of Slivnitsa, while Ventsislav Iliev, lecturer on theory and road safety, shared some interesting facts with the audience and suggested a variety of simulated contexts for participants to test their knowledge, explaining also some common mistakes among drivers. The end of the first day of the event was put with the teams taking theoretical tests.
The second day of ‘Mission Safety’ was devoted to the practical skills of the participating teams. The contest agenda included a competition to determine the fastest team in changing tires and driving exercises for maneuvering around traffic cones, direction changing and parking.
The contestants were assessed not only for speed, but also for precision in performing the tasks. They were evaluated by a jury including Vladimir Todorov (Chairman of the Bulgarian
Association of Victims in Car Accidents), Lyubomir Kostadinov (Head of a sectoral unit at the Traffic Police Department of the Sofia Metropolitan Directorate of Interior), Rositsa Tomova (Holiday Heroes Manager) and Vladimir Vasilev (owner of Vasilevi Driving School).
That was followed by an amusing, yet instructive game involving alcohol impairment simulation goggles with a distortion equivalent of 1.2 per mille blood alcohol concentration. Wearing those goggles, the contestants tried to ‘snake drive’ among traffic cones, while having another team member sitting in the front passenger seat holding a glass full of water. The challenge was to successfully finish this drive without knocking down cones or spilling out water. After this exercise the participants were all positive that drink driving was an absolute no-no.
Next after the alcohol impairment simulation was a demonstration of truck maneuvers and parking by instructors from Vasilevi Driving School, followed by an opportunity for all attendees to test drive an electro-scooter.
Vasilevi Driving School sincerely thank all teams for their enthusiastic participation. The teams helped raise BGN 530 which will go in support of the mission to feed thousands of families in need by providing holiday boxes of food as part of the Holiday Heroes Christmas campaign.
Partners: The Bulgarian Association of Victims of Car Accidents, EVIC, Insurance Company Euroins JSC, METRO Cash & Carry, SONAX, eCasting
Media partners: b2b Media, EspressoNews