Woman fails driving test 771st time

A South Korean grandmother is determined to pass her L-test despite 771 fails

A 68-year-old South Korean woman who has taken her driving test almost every working day since April 2005 failed again on Monday.

Identified only as Mrs Cha, the 68-year-old is struggling to achieve a pass mark of 60 on her written test. So far she has averaged scores of 30-50 out of 100.

Mrs Cha sells food and household items at apartment complexes using a handcart and would like a car to help with her business.

Police in the city of Jeonju, in the south west of the country, estimate she has spent four million won (£2,000) taking the tests.

But she assured reporters at the Korea Times that she would keep trying. If she passes she will have to begin with the practical test.

The Driver’s License Agency said it was a record breaking number of fails.

One traffic police officer at the agency, Park Jung-seok, was quoted as saying, ‘I feel sorry every time I see Cha fail. When she passes, I’ll make a commemorative tablet myself and give it to her.’

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