A resilient South Korean woman’s story of getting her driving license after 960 attempts has been inspiring people after getting resurfaced on the internet, although the actual incident happened 18 years ago, her story recently went viral again on Reddit.
As per the New York Post, the woman named Cha Sa-Soon's story made it to the international headlines in the year 2005 due to her tenacity to get her driver’s license even after failing so many times in her attempts to get it.
Korean Woman Gets Driving License
As per the story, Cha Sa-Soon attempted the return test for their driver’s license in the year 2005 April, but after failing the test she kept giving it every day for 5 days a week for 3 long years. After this, she slowed down her pace a bit and kept giving the test twice a week but never got disappointed and after 860 tests she finally cleared the exam.
The next step which was to pass the practical test which is always considered way more difficult than the written test was cleared by the woman after 10 attempts, making her total attempt count 960 including the written test. When she finally cleared the test and got her driver's license at the age of 69 in 2010.
To clear the examination she spends approx 11,000 pounds which is Rs 11, 15,273. An instructor from the driving school named Park Su-yeon claimed, that when she finally got her driver’s license everyone went out and cheered for her, hugged her and gave her flowers. It felt like a huge burden falling off their back as they never had the guts to ask her to quit after so many failed attempts.
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The woman’s story made her a national celebrity, and she was even gifted a brand-new car by the South Korean Car Manufacturing brand Hyundai. Recently on Reddit, her story went viral again and has gathered all sorts of mixed reactions for the same. People have been debating about the fact if she really deserved the driver’s license or not. One user wrote, “As an American who has driven in S. Korea and taken that same test, I can sympathize.” While another user wrote, "I think if you can take a test nearly a thousand times, you might have it committed to memory by that particular point".