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[翻译]AS IT IS - New York City Driver Gets 236 Green Lights in a Row

更新时间:2017/1/2 9:35:42 来源:本站原创 作者:佚名

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Noah Forman is an Uber driver in New York City.

诺亚·福尔曼(Noah Forman)是纽约市的一名优步司机。

He is an experienced driver in a city known for its severe traffic jams.

他是纽约市这个以严重堵车闻名的城市中的一名老司机。

Forman started driving a taxi in 2005. Then, he switched to the ride-sharing service.

福尔曼从2005年开始跑出租车,然后转向了汽车共乘服务。

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.

他说他在2014年看到了一则视频,有个司机开车连续通过了55个绿灯,于是他就想看看自己可以在不遇到红灯停车的情况下连续通过多少个绿灯。

Forman thought he could get through more intersections than that without stopping.

福尔曼认为他能够在不停车的情况下通过更多十字路口。

So one day, he made a video of himself driving and posted it on YouTube.

所以某天,他制作了自己的驾驶视频并发到了YouTube网站上。

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.

那次他通过了100多个红绿灯。在等了一次红灯之后,他继续开,然后在不停车的情况下又通过了76个红绿灯。

Inspired by his first try, Forman thought he could do even better.

受到自己首次尝试的鼓舞,福尔曼认为他可以做得更好。

So in early December, he tried again.

所以12月初他又再次尝试。

This time, he made it through 236 lights in a row.

这一次,他连续通过了236个红绿灯。

The drive covered almost all of Manhattan’s East Side and took about 27 minutes.

这次行程覆盖了几乎整个曼哈顿东区,耗时27分钟左右。

Many people wanted to know how he did it.

很多人想要知道他是怎么做到这点的。

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.

一家地方电视台采访了福尔曼。他说自己以大约35公里的时速驾驶,因为红绿灯的时间设置原则是鼓励安全、低速行驶的司机。

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.

他还选择了周一清晨驾车录制视频,因为那时候不太堵车。福尔曼在纽约开了10多年车,他知道哪些街道的绿灯时间比较长。

One day, Forman said, he might try to get through 500 green lights.

福尔曼表示,某天他会尝试连续通过500个绿灯。

Most people seemed impressed with his video.

大多数人对他的视频印象深刻。

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.”

但是,有些人说这没什么了不起。有位用户在一家涵盖纽约生活的网站上写道,“说实话,这没什么了不起。”

Other readers said the long stretches of green lights are called “the green wave.”

还有用户表示,一长串绿灯被称之为“绿灯波”。

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.

有人说,福尔曼行程最重要的一点就是运气好。在纽约长途驾驶会受到很多因素的影响,包括差劲的司机和路上的行人。

And that’s What’s Trending Today.

I’m Dan Friedell.

Words in This Story

intersection – n. the place where two or more streets meet or cross each other​

inspire – v. to make someone want to do something, to give someone an idea

impress – v. to cause admiration or interest

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