A woman who failed her driving test nearly one thousand times has finally earned her driving license.
Cha Sa-soon is a South Korean lady in her 80s who made national headlines back in 2010 after it was revealed she had been trying to get a driving license for nearly two decades.
According to the reports, the woman in question took the written driving exam 960 times before finally succeeding. The hardship, however, didn’t end there.
After completing the first part of the challenge to obtain a driving license, Sa-soon had to pass her practical test as well.
Luckily for her, the practical side of the exam only took 10 attempts, and Sa-soon finally got her driving license at the age of 69.
“When she finally got her license, we all went out cheering and hugged her, giving her flowers,” a Jeonbuk Driving School instructor said at the time.
“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.”
Determined to get a license despite spending nearly $15,000 on the tests, Sa-soon previously revealed she needed to be able to drive for the sake of her vegetable-selling business.
“I didn’t mind. To me, commuting every day to take the test was like going to school. I always missed school,” Sa-soon told the media.
Her story recently resurfaced on the internet after the woman became a national sensation and an inspiration for older people who didn’t get the chance to get a driving license early on in their lives.
After getting her driving license, the woman was even rewarded by car manufacturer Hyundai who gave the elderly lady a $17,000 car free of charge.
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