This has to be the world record for hitting straight green lights in NYC

YouTuber Tim Burke hit an incredible 55 straight green lights heading down 5th Avenue early one morning this week without stopping a single time. He rode the green wave at a steady speed even while taxis near him couldn’t quite figure out the right pace. This has got to be one of the best streaks ever caught on video.

The video has been going viral because any driver knows that hitting just a handful of greens in a row is exciting. A streak of 55 is probably some divine sign.

On a less metaphysical level, it’s also a sign that New York City traffic lights are well synchronized on certain big avenues. Still, Burke says the streak was “beautiful” to experience. We agree.

Screengrab via YouTube | H/T Kotaku

Patrick Howell O'Neill

Patrick Howell O'Neill

Patrick Howell O'Neill is a notable cybersecurity reporter whose work has focused on the dark net, national security, and law enforcement. A former senior writer at the Daily Dot, O'Neill joined CyberScoop in October 2016. I am a cybersecurity journalist at CyberScoop. I cover the security industry, national security and law enforcement.