Grandmother passes driving test at 960th attempt
A South Korean grandmother has become a national celebrity by passing her driving test at the 960th attempt.
Cha Sa-soon, 69, whose surname coincidentally means "vehicle" in Korean, is now appearing in a prime-time advertisement for Hyundai, Korea's largest carmaker.
For three years beginning in April 2005, she took her driving test once a day, five days a week. After that, her pace slowed, to around twice a week.
"When she finally got her licence, we all went out cheering and hugged her, giving her flowers," said Park Su-yeon, an instructor at Jeonbuk Driving School.
He said that Mrs Cha would not be a danger, since it was on the written part of the test, rather than the practical side, that she had failed so many times.
"I wanted to get a driver's licence so I could take my grandchildren to the zoo," Mrs Cha explained.