Posted by: nickysmith | November 11, 2009

If you fail 949 times, you probably shouldn’t drive or you can try again

South Korea: Woman passes driver’s licence exam on 950th attempt

* Associated Press in Seoul (from my friend Becca)

“A woman in South Korea who had tried to pass the written exam for her driver’s licence on 949 occasions has passed on her 950th attempt. The aspiring driver, who needs the licence for her business, spent more than £2,500 in application fees, but until now had failed to score the minimum 60 out of 100 points needed to attempt the actual physical driving test. Cha Sa-soon, 68, finally passed on Wednesday, said Choi Young-chul, a police official at the drivers’ licence agency in Jeonju,80 miles south of the capital, Seoul. Local media reportyed that she took the test 950 times.”

Other than a spelling era and the British way of spelling “licence”, quite inspiring indeed.  Thank god I’m not driving in South Korea…or India…or anywhere (here’s to cycling in crazy traffic that still is safer than the US)


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