Driver's license obtained after 23 years

Jan. 22, 2007 at 12:52 PM

LONDON, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- A British woman has successfully completed her 23-year quest to obtain a driver's license.

Maria McCarthy said she began learning the rules of the road at the age of 17, but she was not able to obtain the skill level necessary to navigate traffic until her 40th birthday, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday.

McCarthy said she received 250 lessons from 10 instructors to attempt to overcome her "driving dyslexia." She said she only took two road tests during her near quarter century of instruction.

"I was so bad, I could never get to test level. It was down to a mixture of nerves and lack of ability," said told The Daily Telegraph.

However, McCarthy said she had now overcome her difficulty negotiating roundabouts and corners and has purchased a blue Vauxhall Astra.

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