Driver Education in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

About Our School

Driving School of Florida is a Florida state-certified driving school which offers teens and adults in Sarasota and Manatee Counties the training they need to become excellent, confident, and, most importantly, safe drivers. 

We can provide you with quality online driver training courses.  We also offer a range of behind the wheel packages which give you the chance to learn new skills and receive feedback on your driving.

Our Services

We offer online driver training courses in partnership with the American Safety Institute. The courses meet the requirements of the Florida DHSMV – all driving students in Manatee or Sarasota Counties are welcome.

Teen drivers learn best with experienced, patient instructors. They will develop the confidence needed with our guidance and coaching.

  • Over 96% of our students pass their road test during the first try
  • You may use our vehicle for your road test – we’ll even take you there
  • Join over 6,500 safe Florida Drivers who’ve been through our school

We can help adults learn to drive – or become better drivers.  

  • Check with your insurance provider if we can help you reduce your rates
  • Our training is accepted in case you’re required to get driver training by a court
  • We can also help you improve skills you want to improve

Our Students Let Us Know How We Did

“Before taking the wheel, I never would have imagined that learning to drive could have been as rational, calm, and beneficial process as it has been with my instructor, Steve. My first lessons with him were about one year ago, and it was clear from the start that he was (and remains to be) one of the men most dedicated and capable at their profession whom I have ever met. With Steve, you will get a judgment-free, relaxed, hands-on experience that will indubitably make you the best driver that you can be; not only will you be more than prepared for your driving test, but you will be equipped with skills and ways of thinking that will stick with you for good. I recommend the Driving School of Florida to anyone and everyone who wants to learn, practice, or refine their driving skills; you will love it.”


After an accident years ago, my anxiety grew to the point where I gave up my license just to avoid driving altogether. I didn’t think I had the capacity to react appropriately, and the road seemed a daunting obstacle that I would have to conquer daily. However, not one to give up, I’m very glad that I gave this a try! My instructor, Larry Wagner, was very patient and helpful with any questions I had, and taught me how to drive safely as well as defensively using the school’s SIPDA method. The driving test was one of my biggest fears too, but after plenty of practice on the basic maneuvers and given clues on what was to be expected, I breezed passed it without a hitch! Thanks to the Driving School of Florida, I gained new found confidence as well as my independence–two things no one should live without!

– J.R.

Manatee County Driver Education

Sarasota County Driver Training