"Aquaplaning" (or "Hydroplaning" as we call it here) means nothing more than "Driving Too Fast For Conditions".
It's like "Black Ice". Ice isn't black, dudes; it's clear, and it forms when the temperature is low enough for evaporative cooling (see "carburetor icing". You have to drive for it.
But people excuse themselves for Driving Too Fast For Conditions by saying "Oh, I Aquaplaned, see" or "You have to understand it was BLACK ICE that came and got me!"
It's like invoking the "Evil Skid Demon" that lurks in the mud of the Honda Benly manual. It's not MY fault I crashed, I AQUAPLANED or it was BLACK ICE!
It IS your fault! You knew it was wet, you knew it was freezing, but you kept your foot down anyway and you don't want to answer for the consequences ....
And, in Fay's modern new Subaru with a smooth CVT and a smooth electronic cruise control, I can get 5 MPG better by using my foot on the pedal than letting the cruise control have it. I can anticipate a hill which the CC cannot do, and gradually ease my speed up a bit, then ease off as I lose speed going up the hill.
The Cruise Control can't do that. It just merrily idles down the hill, then when it hits the hill it says "OH SHYTE, the boss entered 60 MPH and we're at 58 - RAMMING SPEED, oarsmen!" and floors the pedal. I've never seen a cruise control that won't send you right off the road in slick conditions ...