• Nov 10, 2009
You've just got to admire this kind of tenacity. Earlier this year, we related the story of Cha Sa-soon of South Korea. This 68-year-old woman wanted her driver's license so badly that she had gone to take the written test nearly every single day since April of 2005. Unfortunately, Cha was unable to score the necessary 60-percent score to pass.
Ultimately, Cha ended up taking that same written test about 950 times before managing that 60-of-100 score. Yes, you read that right – this woman took the written test 950 times before earning a passing grade. Like we said, tenacity.

That coveted slip of paper didn't come cheap. All told, Cha spent more than five million won ($4,200) in application fees over the last four years. Please join us in a silent prayer for safety on South Korean roadways.

For what it's worth, Cha's not out of the water just yet – she still needs to pass the actual driving test before being rewarded with a real license. According to local media reports, Cha hopes a driver's license will improve her door-to-door vegetable-selling business. Good luck!

[Source: Associated Press via Yahoo]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      *Insert cliche Asian/woman driver joke*
        • 5 Years Ago
        I also want to point out that its highly likely about 95% of non Asians who perpetuate this stereotype, especially in America, have probably never even encountered an Asian driver before. I'm looking at everyone living in between the east and west coast where the Asians are particularly sparse.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Also not news: asian stereotypes.
      • 5 Years Ago
      you would have thought that after the 3rd time she would ACTUALLY STUDY!!! BUT NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 950 tries later and $4 g's down the drain she does it lol. keep this old lady away from a car for your own safety lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      Someone that dumb shouldn't be driving. There should be a limit to how many attempts you can make.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No kidding.

        If you can't even PARSE out the right answers for a short multiple choice test after 9 tries, let alone 9 HUNDRED tries, then you don't have the cognitive capability to handle traffic in an automobile.

        Sometimes it just has to be "No."
      • 5 Years Ago
      Her dedication is something to be admired, no matter what her score. Education is most likely the reason for the poor score, which might have little to no affect on her driving ability.

      Cha Sa-soon, my prayers are with you and your business. May greater success come your way soon.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You don't seem to think that the ability to *read* traffic signs might be a skill she would need on a daily basis? I would also guess that her age (she more than likely is older than her reported age of "68") would bear some effect on her driving ability.
      • 5 Years Ago
      10 every year since shes been born more like
      • 5 Years Ago
      what an awesome title we could get had she succeeded on the 666th try :oP
      • 5 Years Ago
      You would think after 100 tries, she would be able to memorize the answers.
      • 5 Years Ago
      damn and i thought passing my road test on the second time was depressing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I would change my name to Sponge Bob Square Pants.
      • 5 Years Ago
      In other news, distant relative and famous haircare products mogul Vidal refused comment, only pausing to dramatically toss his hair back in slow motion.
      kris2894
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did she have such a hard time passing the test because she's illiterate? That might make it a little more challenging.
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