Seriously. I’ve never, in my entire 30-year driving life, ever wanted to turn off my cruise control. Cancel, yes. Off, no. Heck, turning it on is one more bothersome step before I get to pedal-less driving Nirvana. Not to mention the times (because I between work and home I drive three different cars with the cruise controls in different locations) where I’ve accidentally turned the cruise completely off. Then, instead of just hitting resume, I have to get back up to speed manually and reset the cruise (once I’ve found the button to turn the darn thing on again).
So, really, can someone give me a real answer (possibly technical) as to why it is possible to turn a cruise control completely on or off?