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QA Fail: Mass Pike Sign

Who Tested this sign??

August QA Blog Content

Throughout the month of August, I'll showcase some real life QA fails. These are signs/things that certainly would have failed QA.

If you have driven down the Massachusetts Turnpike, chances are you might have seen this sign:

Mass Pike Transponder Mobile

Photo Credit: This is a screenshot from Google Maps.

Mass Pike Transponder Desktop

Photo Credit: This is a screenshot from Google Maps.

This sign appear multiple times on the Massachusetts Turnpike. They usually appear right after the electronic tolls area.

Four Reasons This Fails QA

Who is this sign for' Here are the four reasons that QA would fail this sign:

  1. The sign is way too small to comprehend while driving 55+ mph.
  2. Who would have time to write down the phone number.
  3. Who's going to write down the URL? Let alone remember the URL for later.
  4. Most vehicles on the MassPike don't have passengers - which means you can't take a picture of the sign. In Massachusetts, its illegal to hold the phone while driving.

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