Distracted Driving? Nah. Just A London Cabbie-in-Training Prepping To Master “All-London Knowledge”

February 25, 2012 at 7:35 pm

(Source: via Reddit -rcdaudt)

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A fellow Redditor spotted this cabbie-in-training somewhere near Piccadilly,  London.  And the hive minds offered more details on what’s this is all about:  a prospective London Taxi-Driver learning “the Knowledge” which involves memorizing the street names. So, today I learned that London cab drivers’ Knowledge is based on learning 320 routes (or runs). This will help them learn the 25,000 streets and 20,000 landmarks and places of interest in the six mile radius of Charing Cross. Amazing that it takes between two and four years to pass the All-London Knowledge and once you are licensed you can work anywhere in the Greater London area.