We’ve all been there, sat behind the wheel of an unfamiliar car, trying to work out just what the buttons do.
However, not many of us have done that while travelling at 70mph on one of the south west’s busiest roads.
That was the story yesterday, when one driver managed to write off their brand new Volvo – just four hours after getting it on the road.
Police say no-one was injured in the crash as one officer tweeted: “Brand new Volvo meets slowing down Artic lorry. Not pretty, but no injuries. A30 westbound at Cheriton Bishop”
As well as cruise control the new Volvo come with city safety – front facing radar designed to prevent accidents by stopping the car automatically.
The police revealed the car was travelling at the national speed limit on this occasion, while city safety only works at up to 35mph.