New York City Driver Gets 236 Green Lights in a Row
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Noah Forman is an Uber driver in New York City.
He is an experienced driver in a city known for its severe traffic jams.
Forman started driving a taxi in 2005. Then, he switched to the ride-sharing service.
He said he got the idea to see how many green lights he could make it through without being stopped by a red light, when he saw a video in 2014. One driver made 55 straight green lights.
Forman thought he could get through more intersections than that without stopping.
So one day, he made a video of himself driving and posted it on YouTube.
He got more than 100 lights that time. After reaching a red light, he continued on, and made it through 76 more lights without stopping.
Inspired by his first try, Forman thought he could do even better.
So in early December, he tried again.
This time, he made it through 236 lights in a row.
The drive covered almost all of Manhattan's East Side and took about 27 minutes.
Many people wanted to know how he did it.
A local television station spoke to Forman. He said he drove about 35 kilometers per hour because the lights are timed to reward safe, slower drivers.
He also made the drive early on a Monday morning when there was not much traffic. After over 10 years of driving in New York, he knew which streets would provide long stretches of green lights.
One day, Forman said, he might try to get through 500 green lights.
Most people seemed impressed with his video.
But, there were some who said it was not a big deal. On a website that covers life in New York, one reader wrote: "this isn't impressive, to be honest."
Other readers said the long stretches of green lights are called "the green wave."
Some said the most important thing about Forman's trip was "good luck." Long trips in New York can be influenced by many things, including bad drivers and people walking in the street.
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1.green Light 绿灯
We'll never give the green light to gambling.
2.good luck 好运
He attributes his success to good luck.
3.traffic jams 拥堵；塞车
Stationary cars in traffic jams cause a great deal of pollution.
4.get through 通过；到达
I think you can get through the first two chapters.
1.This time, he made it through 236 lights in a row.
in a row 连续；一连串
It is the sixth month in a row in which imports have fallen.
Ten footballer stood in a row on the sport ground.
2.But, there were some who said it was not a big deal.
not a big deal 生效
But in the end, getting rejected will just make you realize that it's not a big deal.
It's not a big deal. I need a place to stay.
诺亚·福尔曼（Noah Forman）是纽约市一名优步司机 。
那一次他连续通过100多个绿灯 。在遇到一次红灯后，他继续驾驶，然后在不停车的情况下又遇到了76个绿灯 。
一家媒体为此采访了福尔曼 。他称，自己以约35公里的时速驾驶，因为交通灯的设置原则就是提倡安全、低速驾驶 。
他选择在周一清晨驾车录制视频，因为这个时间不太堵车 。福尔曼在纽约开了10多年的车，哪条街道的绿灯时间较长，他再清楚不过 。
然而，有些人觉得这没什么大不了 。一用户在报道纽约万事的网站上写道，“说实话，这没什么值得炫耀的 。”
有人认为，福尔曼此行最重要的一点就是“运气好” 。在纽约长途驾驶时，会受到诸多因素干扰，包括不良的司机和差劲的行人 。