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Manatee County Tax Collector's road test videos are a success  (Published 11-13-2019)

Photo of driver license building, parking lot, and sign. The sign bears the office's logo and the following text: driver license, hours 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., appointments, testing and first-time driver license / ID, suspensions and reinstatements, driver license / ID services immigrants and non-immigrants, concealed weapon license. Photo also bears the YouTube logo and the following text: the road test video experience series.
(The Manatee County Tax Collector "Road Test
Experience" videos help customers prepare for their
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The Manatee County Tax Collector's "The Road Test Experience" videos are proving to be a great success. So far this year, over 4,000 Manatee County drivers have viewed them to prepare for their road skills test. The videos condense the most important information about vehicle inspection, the road test, and vehicle maneuvers and include 'key points to remember.' Customers can view them on a mobile device, tablet or computer on the Manatee County Tax Collector's driver license road test videos page.

"The videos are short, easy to understand and to the point," said Tax Collector Ken Burton, Jr. "Both statistics and customer comments prove this initiative has been a hit."

"It showed me what a Three Point Turn was [from] outside and inside of the car," said new driver Kaden Wertz from Bradenton. Jerome Bell, also from Bradenton, said "[The] most helpful [video] was [the] Backing Maneuver, because most people don’t know to turn around."

"The vehicle inspection video is extremely helpful for drivers to ensure their car is ready when they are," said Michele Schulz, director of Field Services and Collections. "We are really gratified with the incredible response and are happy to provide Manatee County drivers with innovative resources like these to help them be successful."

For more driving test information, the Official Florida Driver License Handbook (in English, Spanish and Creole) is available on the Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles' handbooks and manuals page, and the Manatee County Tax Collector's office offers a driving skills road test publication and additional information on its driver license general information page. Manatee County residents can schedule an appointment through the tax collector's online appointment system.

The mission of the Manatee County Tax Collector's Office is to perform our duties with integrity and respect, focusing on innovation and serving with excellence.
Manatee County Tax Collector is a 2011 Governor's Sterling Award Recipient

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