“Woman gets license after failing 960 times”
A South Korean woman has received her driving license after failing the written test 960 times.
The woman, Cha Sa-soon, said she decided she wanted to learn how to drive because she was sick of waiting two hours for a bus to and from her village.
Born to a low-income farmer family of seven children, it was not until she turned 60 that she finally decided she wanted to get her driving license.
It took her five years to get it.
During the first three years, Cha took the test once a day, five days a week. She spent $5, money she earned from selling vegetables, every time she took a test.
Eventually, Cha passed the written portion after 950 attempts and got her driver’s license.
Park Su-yeon, a driving instructor, said everyone at the school celebrated after the woman passed her exams.
“We all went out in cheers and hugged her, giving her flowers. It felt like a huge burden falling off our back. We didn’t have the guts to tell her to quit because she kept showing up.”
driving license = ใบขับขี
written test = การสอบข้อเขียน
fail = สอบตก
attempt = พยายาม
sick of waiting = เบื่อที่จะรอ
low-income = รายได้น้อย
vegetables = ผัก
portion = ส่วนหนึ่ง
driving instructor = ครูสอนขับรถ