Noah Forman hit an impressive 236 consecutive green traffic lights and posted a video of it on YouTube that has gotten more than 27,000 views over the past week.
The feat becomes even more impressive after one learns the Uber driver pulled off the feat in New York City, not exactly the easiest place to navigate no-stop. But Forman, a former Yellow Cab driver, told CNN he has been learning the secrets to traffic signals since he started transporting people as a business in 2005.
"You just make sure to go at a steady pace and time it so you don't have to stop," Forman said. "At the right time, the lights switch right after one another."
Forman told the broadcaster he saw a video of a driver making 55 green lights in a row and thought that was easy, then prepared to record his own traffic light-beating turn.
"I just thought I could totally beat that," Forman told CNN. "After a few years of driving, you notice a pattern."
On Dec. 6 at 3:27 a.m., Forman made his late-night drive through Manhattan starting his 27-minute ride near Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem to Fifth Avenue, then down to Washington Square Park, he told the New York Daily News. He took Sixth Avenue to 59th Street, then crosstown to Second Avenue and drove south until he got to Rivington Street, finally hitting a stop light at the Bowery and Prince Street.
"I would love to take it further," Forman told the newspaper. "Not any time soon. Maybe in a year or two, see if I could get 500."
Gloria Chin, a spokeswoman for the New York City Department of Transportation, told the Daily News the agency could not attest to the accuracy of Forman's video.
Forman said it was his second time making such a run; he caught 186 consecutive green lights two years ago, reported WABC-TV. He did give away one cab driver secret.
"We don't do FDR; we do Madison Avenue 'cause it's super quick, super short and it gets the job done," Forman told the station.
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