Sometimes you just have to take joy in the little wins in life. It's not always about getting the big promotion at work or winning the lottery, sometimes it's just enough to hit a green light at the perfect time. And sometimes that turns into two lights, then three, and if you are the guy in the video below, it turns into 55 consecutive green signals.

There are mitigating circumstances of course. The driver is in Manhattan, NY, at around 3:00AM, and the traffic is made almost entirely of taxis. He also definitely has some close calls and is braking for the red light several times as it turns green. But good luck, 55 times in a row, starts to look an awful lot like skill. Scroll down to watch a master at work.


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      sampson
      • 9 Months Ago
      55 green lights in 6 minutes.. Not bad.. In California it's 6 red lights in 55 minutes
      stevenh
      • 9 Months Ago
      If he was in Toronto the video would be "Watch this driver hit 55 consecutive red lights"
      pavsterrocks
      • 9 Months Ago
      Anyone who has ever driven in Manhattan knows that this is normal. Lights are timed for uninterrupted driving at speed limit (assuming little traffic).
      sundell131313
      • 9 Months Ago
      Its not that unreasonable, theyre timed in such a way to all light up consecutively. Back in my clubbing days i used to drive from southern manhattan to midtown/uptown at 4am on a sunday morning and you could time these lights like that if there was no one else ahead of you (that requires some luck) and you drove around 30mph.
      Jaybird248
      • 9 Months Ago
      I used to do this all the time in my student days, making middle of the night runs down 5th Avenue from the Bronx to the 42nd St Library to get some book I needed for a term paper due the next day. With no traffic, the lights are perfectly timed for a non-stop run. No big deal.
      penguino
      • 9 Months Ago
      Manhattan lights are timed so if your doing a constant 28 mph you'll catch every green. Due to traffic this is usually impossible, but yes late at night no big deal, it's just hard to stay at 28 lol.
      sheepszies
      • 9 Months Ago
      I have certainly beaten this record several times
      frandsh
      • 9 Months Ago
      Fifth Ave lights go green as one heads downtown, so there is no trickery or mastery here, just 6 minutes of timewaste. I want my 6 minutes back!
      Koenigsegg
      • 9 Months Ago
      Red lights are what you want if you have an electric car... and to be at the front.
      sniperhunter2001
      • 9 Months Ago
      Errr...yeah this is normal. I did this from 4th to the 59th Street Bridge all the time. The lights are sequenced in NYC after a certain hour of the night. Glad I didn't waste my time watching this.
      sforza209
      • 9 Months Ago
      They posted this on Jalopnik a few days ago. Do you guys here just roam around blogs and post what you see? Because this isn't any news and I'm truly surprised to have seen this twice now.
        getoffmylawn
        • 9 Months Ago
        @sforza209
        i'm terribly sorry autoblog held a gun to your head and made you click on an article you already read elsewhere.
      Matt Hopkins
      • 9 Months Ago
      That's easy to do if you have a M.I.R.T. (mobile infrared transmitter) like the fire trucks and police do. I bought one several years ago online. It's great!
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