Woman Passes Driving Test After 960 Attempts In Three Years
A South Korean lady Cha Sa-soon who spent £11,000 on earning her driving test has finally passed on her 960th attempt.
Due to her perseverance in pursuing her driver’s license, her tale has been used to inspire people not to give up on their interests and goals.
In April 2005, she attempted the written test for the first time but was unsuccessful. The South Korean kept trying until she passed, taking the test every day, five days a week, for three years.
She then moved on to the practical test, which was considered more difficult. Cha Sa-soon had to retake it ten times, bringing the total number of driving examinations to 960.
According to sources, this cost around €12,500 (£11,000), but she persisted despite the expense since she needed to be able to drive for her vegetable-selling business.
When Cha Sa-soon eventually passed, it was “a great burden off [their] backs,” according to her driving teacher.
“When she eventually received her license, we all ran out cheering and hugging her, giving her flowers,” the instructor at Jeonbuk Driving School stated.
“It seemed like a great weight had lifted off our shoulders.” Due to the fact that she continued showing up, we lacked the courage to ask her to leave.
Reddit users have since expressed mixed feelings about her long-waited success in her driving test.
“I think if you take a test nearly 1,000 times, you might have it committed to memory by that point”, a Redditor said.
Another commenter said: “But now that she passed a very specific driving scenario under ideal circumstances, surely she’s fully capable of operating a death machine under any circumstances, right?”
Another person added: “960 times? That seems like a failure of the system. If you don’t have a required 1-month or 1-week wait period, it’s a waste of time for everyone. In the absence of study, you simply have people returning and attempting to shotgun the test repeatedly.”