Road to driver's exam not easy street for SKorean

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - A woman in South Korea who has taken
the written exam required for a driver's license nearly every day
since 2005 has failed again - but is hoping attempt No. 772 will be
the charm.
The aspiring driver took her first test in April 2005, according
to Choi Young-chul, an official at the North Jeolla Province
driver's license agency in Jeonju, 150 miles (240 kilometers) south
of Seoul.
She has taken the test a record 771 times, most recently on
Monday, but has yet to pass. She said she plans to take the test
again but did not say when, he said Thursday.
The 68-year-old has spent 4 million won ($3,000) on fees for the
test, he said. Applicants must score at least 60 on the written
exam before they can get behind the wheel for a driving test. Choi
says she's scored as high as 50.
"I feel sorry every time I see Cha fail. When she passes, I'll
make a memorial tablet myself and give it to her," Park Jung-seok,
a traffic police officer at the agency, told the Korea Times
newspaper.
No other details about her identity were released other than her
family name, Cha.

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