SKorean woman passes driver's exam on 950th try

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    Nov 08, 2009 1:45 PM GMT


    SEOUL, South Korea – A woman in South Korea who tried to pass the written exam for a driver's license with near-daily attempts since April 2005 has finally succeeded on her 950th time. The aspiring driver spent more than 5 million won ($4,200) in application fees, but until now had failed to score the minimum 60 out of a possible 100 points needed to get behind the wheel for a driving test.

    Cha Sa-soon, 68, finally passed the written exam with a score of 60 on Wednesday, said Choi Young-chul, a police official at the drivers' license agency in Jeonju, 130 miles (210 kilometers) south of Seoul.

    Police said Cha took the test hundreds of times, but had no specific total. Local media said she took the test 950 times.

    Now she must pass a driving test before getting her license, Choi said.

    Repeated calls to Cha seeking comment went unanswered. She told the Korea Times newspaper she needed the license for her vegetable-selling business.


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  • Bunjamon

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    Nov 08, 2009 4:09 PM GMT
    I heard about this over dinner with some friends tonight. You'd think that after 100 or so times she'd have memorized the questions and could have looked up the answers before the next time she took it. Congrats to her, though, I guess late is better than never! But how many years is she really going to have behind the wheel before her eyesight goes?
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    Nov 08, 2009 5:54 PM GMT
    The thing that concerns me is that there has to be some serious mental and/or physical deficit present for her to take 950 tries to get it right. Yes she passed it, but she's no doubt going to be a detriment to the overall safety of the roadways now.
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    Nov 08, 2009 6:21 PM GMT
    really... im scared. I wouldn't want to be in front or behind mine or for that matter on any road in frequent.
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    Nov 08, 2009 6:23 PM GMT
    Congratulations to her... it took me a few tries to pass too.
  • drypin

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    Nov 08, 2009 6:25 PM GMT
    I was always told that some people are better at taking tests than others.