Watch This Guy Hit 240 Consecutive Green Traffic Lights in NYC
Maybe city driving isn't all that bad after all—if you time things right.
Between the careless taxis, the confused tourist drivers, the aggressive native motorists and the stupid, stupid, stupid pedestrians jumping out in front of cars, driving in New York City is generally considered to be a task sent directly from hell. Every now and again, however, you catch a break that makes you feel like you're in heaven—such as hitting a long string of uninterrupted green lights. Hit 20 in a row, it feels like an accomplishment. One man, though, made it through 240 green lights without the appearance of a single red. What a dream.
A video uploaded to Shawn Swetsky's Vimeo channel last Saturday shows what appears to be a time-lapse clip of someone ripping all around New York City, and for most of the video, there isn't a red light in sight. As per the text cards in the clip, the drive occurred on December. 6 at around 3:30 a.m.
According to the Vimeo video description, the driver behind the wheel is Noah Forman. If it wasn't clear, in the clip, Forman is going for a record attempt in the video. It's also probably worth noting that we have no idea what that record might actually be, or whether it's just a personal record he's gunning for, though that would be kind of weird.
Oh, and in addition to the green-light racing, in the clip we see cameo appearances of some our favorite New York City landmarks: The 57th Street snowflake, the Washington Square Park arch, Herald Square, the Radio City Music Hall, and so on. Think of it as a quick spin around Christmas-time NYC.
Check it out below.