Acronyms For the Taxi Knowledge

What is meant by acronyms? This is when we take the first letters of words to make another word like ASAP which we all know means As Soon As Possible. When doing the knowledge you will be using runs and these runs have a lot of acronyms/initialisms, so for example SDOL. A lot of people ask what does SDOL actually mean, the list below is of the acronyms/initialisms used when doing the knowledge.

SDOL = Set Down On Left

SDOR = Set Down On Right

B/L = Bare Left

B/R = Bare Right

LOL = Leave On Left

LOR = Leave On Right

L/B = Leave By

L & L = Left and Left

L&R = Left and Right

Com = Comply

L = Left

R = Right

F = Forward

L and R are probably the most obvious but many people when starting out don’t realise and when they are told you can actually hear the penny drop.

When you get a set of the 320 blue book runs you will have them set out for you, like the example below:

RUN 1 MANOR HOUSE STATION N4 TO GIBSON SQUARE N1

LOL______ GREEN LANES
R________ BROWNSWOOD ROAD
L________ BLACKSTOCK ROAD
F________ HIGHBURY PARK
F________ HIGHBURY GROVE
R________ ST PAUL’S ROAD
COM_____ HIGHBURY CORNER
L/BY_____ UPPER STREET
R________ BARNSBURY STREET
L________ MILNER SQUARE
F________ MILNER PLACE GIBSON SQUARE FACING

You can see many of the abbreviations used on the knowledge run above and as you look at it you can see that know you know what they mean it makes more sense.

 

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