A 50-year-old Polish man has been trying to get his driving license for the past 17 years. He has failed at every single theory exam he’s ever taken
The theory of driving a car has proved to be a really hard subject for 50-year-old man from the city of Piotrków Trybunalski in Poland.
For the past 17 years, he has failed every single theory test Polish drivers need to pass to acquire a driving license.
To this date, the man has attempted to pass the test 192 times meaning that he has spent more than 6,000 zloty ($1,550) on exam fees, Notes From Poland report.
With the 192 failed attempts, he beats the record of a British driver who passed his theory test on the 158th attempt.
But he remains far away from the absolutely worst student driver, a South Korean woman who managed to fail 950 times.
The number of attempts should be capped, instructor says
To obtain a driving license in Poland, one must first pass an exam testing the theoretical knowledge of driving before being allowed to take a practical one.
So far, the number of theoretical test attempts has no limit in Poland. But the case of Trybunalski driver has raised concerns about whether the number should be capped.
“There should be a regulation in Poland that prohibits a candidate from taking the exam more than 20 or 30 times,” said Stanisław Kobusiewicz, a driving instructor quoted by TVP.
“If someone is ignorant of the rules and does not know them, he should not drive on the streets. It can, after all, pose a danger to others,” said Kobusiewicz.
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