Our Instructors

AMZS Safe Driving Centre instructors are highly qualified instructors and experts with many years of experience in the field of safe driving. They continuously upgrade their knowledge and skills at seminars and training courses at home and abroad.

Brane Legan

"It happened by chance. In the centre where I worked as a traffic police officer dealing with road crashes, I was known as an unstoppable motorcyclist. When two of my co-workers lost their lives in a motorcycle accident, I happened to have been sent on a mandatory training course on better driving techniques. I didn't realize it at the time, but the foundations for safe motorcycle riding were established. ‘Furije’, Slovenia’s first women's motorcycling club, took immediate advantage of this by asking me to teach them about the secrets of safe riding. This was my first Safe Riding Course. 'An interesting, active hobby' was my first thought and I felt good about it. And, through word of mouth, it all started from there. “Teach us too, and come visit us as well…” were pleas I heard from clubs and motorcyclists. A chance conversation that my wife had with a female motorcyclist was the reason I wrote my first article on motorcycling safety. A chance visit by a founder of driver training in Germany who was looking for trainees abroad led me to my first professionally recognized licences – after spending weeks performing German drills in a car and on a motorcycle! A chance conversation with an acquaintance responsible for motorcycling safety and essential changes in Europe, led me into European projects. And it was also by chance that I came into contact with AMZS when they were looking for someone to set up a team of instructors for their new safe driving circuit."

"In my more than 20-year career on the road, I had had direct experience of tragedies, had seen injuries and fatalities – including those involving children and adolescents – so these chance events changed my life. Over the past 15 years, thousands of satisfied, grateful motorcycle riders and automobile drivers have given me hope that through my skills and efforts, I might have contributed to some people’s survival on the road, and prevented their suffering and the suffering of their loved ones. This is why I am an instructor. An AMZS instructor. Grateful for these chance events in my life, and proud of my hobby."

Vojko Safran

"I was involved with severe road crashes on a professional level for seventeen years and saw too much psychological and physical pain. It was often clear that the driver could have prevented the crash if they had had adequate knowledge of their car and the skills to control it."

"I decided to become a safe driving instructor because I wanted to contribute to improved road safety. I really enjoy working with people, so I'm happy to be able to pass on my knowledge to other drivers at the exceptionally high level that is possible at the modern AMZS Safe Driving Centre in Vransko.”

 

Rafael Pečjak

"I'd already been interested in engines and cars as a primary school student. I remember the time when I learned to drive. Driving schools, at that time, provided us with only the minimum amount of training and knowledge to be able to pass our driving tests. The result of this type of training is that there are too many fatalities on Slovenian roads. Right after completing secondary school, I began getting actively involved in teaching youth. First, as an instructor at a driving school, and later, by lecturing about traffic legislation. I've been a safe driving instructor for about ten years. During this time, I have trained myself, as well as those who participated in courses. I particularly enjoy working with youth, with novice drivers who have just passed their driving tests, because they are the ones in most need of supplementary skills. Driving schools cannot teach them everything that safe driving instructors can offer on a training circuit. I try to convince those participating in courses that speed is what kills. At the end of a course, I'm very happy to hear comments that the course was excellent, that they learned a lot and that they will behave differently in traffic in future."

"I personally believe that, by doing this, I contribute to there being fewer fatalities on Slovenian roads. It is especially important to decrease the number of fatalities among young people. This is my basic motivation and I'm very happy that through my knowledge and experience, I can substantially contribute to improving the conditions that we have today. This is the reason that I am a safe driving instructor."

Mitja Jeseničnik

"From an early age, I became interested in the steering wheel and everything related to it. I followed the traffic and motorsport with great zeal. My greatest youthful desire was to become a driver. I had been driving for miles, many times for work, since obtaining my license. and even more out of the sheer driving pleasure I experienced on the road, and when I was offered the opportunity to step on the side of the top team of the AMZS Safe Driving Center in Vransko, I was pleased to take on the challenge I help my knowledge and experience to move one step closer to a safer future on our roads and to contribute my piece to the mosaic of the efforts of the Safe Driving Center to raise the overall traffic culture and safety on Slovenian roads. "

 

 

Peter Smrekar

"What can we do today, to improve our safety on the road tomorrow? Through long years of experience and having faced countless different road situations, I want to encourage drivers, both novice and those more ‘experienced’, to upgrade their skills. In so doing, we will ensure greater road safety."

 

 

 

Janez Marolt

"I like motoring. My life has been connected with motoring for a long time. Not a surprise, since we were involved with transport at home. I was first involved with the manufacture and servicing of four-wheel drive vehicles and vulcanization as a machine technician, later as a mechanical engineer and since 2001, as a sole proprietor. Since the opening of the AMZS Safe Driving Centre, I've primarily been involved with road safety.”

"I'm very familiar with all kinds of motoring: I have a driving licence for all categories. As a competitor in four-wheel drive vehicle races, I've been participating in the Slovenian National Off Road Championship for eleven years and have been named National Off-Road Champion a number of times."

"I enjoy leading an active lifestyle and helping others: in my spare time I'm involved with alpinism and am an active mountain rescuer (air rescuer). And, I’m happy to pass on my knowledge to both the young and the old. As a result of both my competitive and practical road experience, I can make a contribution to improving road safety."

Danijel Granda

"In my previous job I travelled many kilometres and met many people. The work of an instructor at the AMZS Safe Driving Centre is interesting because you're in constant contact with people who want to upgrade their driving skills."

"My job working with an excellent team at the extremely well-maintained safe driving circuit in Vransko is made even better with a thank you or a hand shake from a participant. This motivates me to be all the more committed to my work. I hope that course participants transfer what they have learned from our Centre to our roads, especially when it comes to road safety."

 

Manuel Pungertnik

"In fifteen years of actively working as a driving instructor, I tried to direct young drivers towards more tolerant behaviour and safe driving, and to familiarise them with road hazards through theory. In the AMZS Safe Driving Centre, I can apply my theoretical knowledge and long years of experience to assisting participants in upgrading and testing their skills on the circuit. They learn about different hazards they could potentially face on the road - where there are no make-up exams. ‘Let’s drive safely and tolerantly to ensure our safety today and tomorrow.’"

 

 

Andrej Rus

"A taste for the smell of gasoline has been with me since I was a kid. My dad and uncle competed in motorcycle races, and both were professional truck drivers. So I had role models for my work. Before I knew it, I was making a living by sitting behind the wheel of a truck myself. Every day, while driving, I faced the incomprehensible behaviour of other drivers, which bothered me a lot. As a member of the Association of Societies of Drivers and Mechanics of Slovenia, I soon joined the local municipal Road Safety Council and helped to improve the driving culture on our roads.”

"When I stopped working as a truck driver, I had more time to realize my dream of improving the existing culture and behaviour on our roads, so I began training to become a road safety instructor at the AMZS Safe Driving Centre in Vransko. I pass on my skills and rich driving experience to other drivers. I like to help all drivers, especially the young. By doing this, I can help improve the safety of Slovenia's roads.”

Tomaž Farčnik

"Before working as an instructor, I spent a lot of time on the road in my profession. I have observed the behavior of drivers and now I can transfer this with more experience to the work of the AMZS Safety Driving Instructor in Vransko. I have been with the company for a long time and with the gradual progression I was able to educate myself under the watchful eye of quality instructors. I am proud and pleased to be able to pass on knowledge to drivers who want to be safe road users."

 

 

 

 

Marko Bračič

"As a young boy I had been enthusiastic about throbes of engines of motorcycles and cars. I love adrenalin and since early age I started to gain various experiences in unpredictable situations on roads and outside. Few experiences ended painfully as well. Back then there were no such suitable ranges, where we could train safely and there were no professional trainers, who could train us about various unpredictable situations and dangers in which we can find ourselves in.
After finished high school I started to work as a traffic policeman in Ljubljana and witnessed few tragic accidents for which most common reasons have been lack of knowledge or incorrect reactions of drivers. After almost 10 years of work in traffic safety field I decided I want to do something more for traffic safety. I have completed training for driving instructor and traffic regulations lecturer and thus become an active teacher for driving. Because of my constant wish to achieve new knowledge I have gained new skills in AMZS Safe Driving Center in Vransko. With the help of proffesionally trained instructors of safe driving I have achieved licence for safe driving trainer after several courses.
I am very happy to be able to give everything I have learnt and experienced from an early age on in various courses. This way I can additionally improve driving safety on Slovenian roads."

Darko Daljevič

"Few months after becoming 18 years old I have got my driving licence. In years to come I have started to drive on a more regular basis and gain more and more experiences. One of them was sadly a car accident which luckily claimed only material damage. I wanted to get some answers in safe driving field that is why I have decided to train for a driving teacher. In the mean time I have passed test for every other driving cathegory of vehicles and after almost 20 years upgraded this with licence for safe driving instructor. After successfully passed the training in the company of top safe driving instructors in Vransko I have become part of extraordinary story in the field of safe driving. Come. Priceless."

 

 

 

Borut Prosenc

"Cars were put in my cart. My parents took me to a technical inspection of the Saturnus Rally after 14 days and at the age of 4 months to the first two-day race in Velenje. After my dad, I inherited a passion for running, recording and generally attending many races. I am proud and grateful for the many useful experiences I have received in competitions, including in the National Rally Championship. When a parallel rallycross race was organized in Vransko in 2012, I saw the facility for the first time and was really impressed. I have always had a desire to learn how to drive safely and manage my car in unpredictable situations. I believe that with my knowledge and experience, both from racing and miles, I can make a huge contribution to the education and safe driving of road users."

 

 

 

Sandi Sheikha

"In life, everything happens for a reason. A pleasant set of circumstances led me to become a member of an excellent team of top-notch safe driving instructors at the AMZS Safe Driving Center in Vransko. In my fifteen-year professional career as a police officer at the Ljubljana Traffic Police Station, I have unfortunately repeatedly witnessed the consequences of serious traffic accidents that could be prevented or at least mitigated by drivers with the right reaction. I am a big advocate of working with young people, as they are the ones with whom we can achieve a better culture in road transport, which is unfortunately bad in Slovenia. Being a police officer and a safe driving instructor is a mission, it's part of life. By working as a safe driving instructor at the AMZS Safe Driving Center in Vransko, I will strive to make our roads safer and to prevent drivers from experiencing critical road traffic situations and consequently contribute to the realization of Vision 0 (road accidents without serious personal injury and no fatalities)."

 

Luka Žunec

"Life is too short to waste time with things we don't do with our heart. The trip first took me to the Safe Driving Center in Vransko in 2010 and ever since then I knew that I wanted to become a part of this elite instructor team myself. I am a mag. and with. Since the beginning of my college career, I have been particularly interested in traffic safety. Now I have the opportunity to contribute my own part to improving it in Slovenia, so I take my work with a great deal of responsibility. I have done many miles in my driving career, both by car and engine. Discovering the most beautiful views in combination with motoring is my passion, which is probably why I want to work with motorcyclists. Being part of a team in Vransko is a privilege and an honor for me, and working with people is a challenge that I enjoy. See you in Vransko!"

 

 

Sandi Vasle

"As a driver instructor, I worked part-time during my studies. I spent a lot of time on the roads across Slovenia, Europe and the USA, experiencing a lot of pleasant and less pleasant situations. The enjoyment of driving and the joy of imparting knowledge made me want to have something bigger. I have been constantly involved in education and teaching in various fields, from sports, firefighting, to others related to my business career. During this time I did not neglect education and improvement, which I upgraded with a Master's degree at the Biotechnical Faculty in Ljubljana. Awareness of the importance of education and learning is extremely high at all times, including in the area of ​​safe driving. I had my first contact with safe driving centers in Germany some time ago, where you are beginning to appreciate your (in) safe driving knowledge. By learning about the values ​​of safe driving and being involved in traffic, I wanted to give something back, so the path to getting a safe driving coach license was a logical consequence. The set of circumstances brought me to the AMZS Safe Driving Center in Vransko, where I further developed myself under the watchful eye of top instructors. I am proud to be a safe driving instructor in Vransko, proud of my work and mission, and above all, I am motivated by the satisfaction of the students who upgrade their knowledge and are aware of the importance of road safety."

Petra Marinič

"I was impressed by the smell of gasoline from my dad, who was a mechanic in motocross and a huge fan of cross motors. He was also a member of AMD Velenje. He impressed me with the competition, but I was only able to ride a BMX bike on the track, and he didn't allow me with the engines yet. After elementary school, I became fascinated with police, traffic and speed, but enrollment in a girls' traffic school was not yet possible. Despite his high school education, the police dream has not yet come to an end. In 2003, I got a job in the police force and realized that I was even more interested in traffic and traffic safety. Six years later, my dream came true and I became the first thoroughfare in Celje, also the only woman in the collective and the first motorcyclist. Over the years of working in the field, where I knew only myself well, I realized that it was important to be human first, then police officer. I am a mom and have been raising my daughter since the beginning of the importance of road safety. To deal with the worst road accidents, I thought about the culture, the knowledge of the drivers, and wondered what we could do better. I am very pleased that the route took me to the AMZS Safe Driving Center, where I was given the opportunity to gain new knowledge and gain a broader picture of overall road safety. I believe in AMZS programs, I believe we can guarantee that they will - we, the people involved in traffic will be more secure."

Damijan Kreže

"I was impressed by the smell of gasoline from my dad, who was a mechanic in motocross and a huge fan of cross motors. He was also a member of AMD Velenje. He impressed me with the competition, but I was only able to ride a BMX bike on the track, and he didn't allow me with the engines yet. After elementary school, I became fascinated with police, traffic and speed, but enrollment in a girls' traffic school was not yet possible. Despite his high school education, the police dream has not yet come to an end. In 2003, I got a job in the police force and realized that I was even more interested in traffic and traffic safety. Six years later, my dream came true and I became the first thoroughfare in Celje, also the only woman in the collective and the first motorcyclist. Over the years of working in the field, where I knew only myself well, I realized that it was important to be human first, then police officer. I am a mom and have been raising my daughter since the beginning of the importance of road safety. To deal with the worst road accidents, I thought about the culture, the knowledge of the drivers, and wondered what we could do better. I am very pleased that the route took me to the AMZS Safe Driving Center, where I was given the opportunity to gain new knowledge and gain a broader picture of overall road safety. I believe in AMZS programs, I believe we can guarantee that they will - we, the people involved in traffic will be more secure."

 

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