Florida driving school closed

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida has closed the third-party commercial driver’s license testing company Key Power Driving & Traffic School, reporting that its “practices posed an immediate serious danger to the public health, safety and welfare.”

As a result, 1,500 commercial drivers licensed through Key’s two testing facilities are in danger of losing their CDLs if they don’t retake and pass their driving tests.

An investigation by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that Key conducted fraudulent testing activities, including ignoring parts of the required three-part skills test and tampering with test data.

Pass rates for tests dropped from 60 percent to 11 percent when department reps were on-site monitoring the results.

Students who were tested by Key at its Miami and Labelle facilities on or after Jan. 1, 2017, will receive a notification from the state and must be retested.

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