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Not yet a Sunday driver

by Brad A. Greenberg

November 8, 2009 | 4:42 am

This isn’t about God, but rather a woman who religiously took the driving test. In fact, Cha Sa-soon, 68, of South Korea had taken the written exam for a driver’s license an a nearly daily basis for more than four years. On Wednesday, she proved that the 950th time was the charm:

The aspiring driver spent more than $4,200 in application fees, but until now had failed to score the minimum 60 out of a possible 100 points needed to get behind the wheel for a driving test.

Cha Sa-soon, 68, finally passed the written exam with a score of 60 on Wednesday, said Choi Young-chul, a police official at the drivers’ license agency in Jeonju, 130 miles south of Seoul.

Police said Cha took the test hundreds of times, but had no specific total. Local media said she took the test 950 times.

Now she must pass a driving test before getting her license, Choi said.

Let’s just say I’m not planning on visiting Seoul—and I’m hoping this isn’t me when my time comes to take the Bar.

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