950 Tries Later, Woman Passes Driving Test

Now all South Korean has to do is pass the physical test
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2009 8:40 AM CST
68-year-old South Korean woman Cha Sa-soon.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A 68-year-old South Korean woman has finally been granted the chance to take her actual, physical driving test after completing the written exam—on her 950th try. Cha Sa-soon took the test and failed almost daily since April 2005 before recently squeaking through with the minimum score of 60%. At four and a half bucks a pop, Cha has spent $4,400 in application fees in pursuit of a license…thus far.