NEW YORK CITY — Most city drivers in all probability really feel lucky hitting simply a pair green lights in a row. But for an NYC Uber driver now receiving nationwide consideration for dashcam video capturing him coasting by means of almost 240, it was something however luck.
Starting at 123rd Street close to Marcus Garvey Park and heading principally down Fifth Avenue into SoHo, Noah Forman made it by way of 236 consecutive green lights on Dec. 6.
On Thursday, he informed PIX11 it was all years in the making.
The former Yellow Cab driver’s curiosity in beating the visitors system began in 2014 when he noticed a video of a driver hitting 55 straight green lights.
“I just thought I could totally beat that,” Forman advised CNN. “After a few years of driving, you notice a pattern.”
Later that yr, he gained notoriety when he posted a video of himself hitting more than 100 lights in a row to YouTube.
Disappointed the feat did not get him a name from the Guinness Book of World Records, he determined to offer it one other go earlier this month.
That’s when the now Uber driver hit almost 240 green lights, and shared this video as proof:
His recommendation for these trying to do the identical?
“You just make sure to go at a steady pace and time it so you don’t have to stop,” Forman stated. “At the right time, the lights switch right after one another.”
That proper time was round three:30 a.m. on a Monday.
“(You) don’t want to do this on a Friday,” he suggested.
And velocity shouldn’t be the reply — Forman estimates he drove about 22 mph.
His subsequent aim is to hit 500 consecutive green lights, however identical to his driving fashion, he’s not in a rush.
Forman stresses the significance of abiding by the regulation. In this case, he stated, rushing would solely additional mess up the circulate of visitors.
“Even as the systems change, everything evolves and eventually flows,” he stated.
Hopefully our every day commutes will comply with go well with.
CNN contributed to this report.