Woman passes her driving test on her 960th attempt after spending over €12,500

By Steve Hopkins

March 27, 2023 at 11:25am

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‘I wouldn’t want someone who has failed over 5 times to be on the same road as me’

A South Korean woman finally passed her driving test – on her 960th attempt.

It meant Cha Sa-soon spent over €12,500 (£11,000) securing permission to drive.

The 69-year-old first attempted the written test in April 2005 and after failing continued to retake it every day, five days a week, for three years – making 780 attempts.

She then switched to taking the test twice a week until she finally passed – and moved on to the next stage. The practical test.

That only took her 10 times to pass.

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However, it meant it took her 960 tests to get her licence, the Mirror noted.

Cha refused to give up as she reportedly needed a licence for her vegetable-selling business.

Her driving instructor at Jeonbuk Driving School said he felt relieved when Cha Sa-soon finally got the licence, the newspaper reported.

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