Woman Passes her Driving Test on her 960th Try after Spending Almost $13,500


A South Korean woman has finally passed her driving test after trying 960 times and spending almost €12,500 ($13,468.56) in the process.

Cha Sa-soon, 69, first attempted the written test in April 2005, but unfortunately failed.

Undeterred, she continued to retake the test every day, five days a week, for three years, with a total of 780 attempts.

Despite failing, she persevered and took the test twice a week until she passed.

She then moved on to the practical test, which took her a further ten attempts before she was successful.

Cha Sa-soon did not give up her quest to get her driving license because she needed it for her vegetable-selling business.

According to reports, she spent almost $ 13,500 to secure her driving license.

Her driving instructor at Jeonbuk Driving School expressed his relief when she finally got the license.

“When she finally got her license, we all went out cheering and hugged her, giving her flowers. It felt like a huge burden falling off our backs. We hadn’t had the guts to tell her to quit because she kept showing up,” he said.

Despite the immense struggle, Cha Sa-soon became a national celebrity in South Korea after several attempts at taking the test.

She even appeared in a Hyundai commercial, and the South Korean car manufacturer gifted her a brand new vehicle worth around $14,000.

The story, which dates back to April 2005, has resurfaced on Reddit with hundreds of users sharing their reactions to it.

While some expressed their concern about a person who had failed so many times being on the same road as them, others were sympathetic towards her plight.

One person wrote, “I personally believe if you fail your driving test, or any part of your driving test, more than 10 times, you should never be allowed to drive. There has to be a point before 960 times where someone decides that driving just ain’t for you.”

Another said, “Fall 959 times, get up 960. But seriously this kinda makes me sad, did she not have anyone help her study?”

Despite the mixed reactions, Cha Sa-soon’s story is a lesson in perseverance and determination. As one Reddit user aptly put it, “And let that be a lesson folks, never give up.”

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