Seeing as how bus fares would probably be still artificially low, it would tempt more people to use the buses, plus if the aren't as many cars on the road, it would make it far easier for the buses to run on time, creating further passenger satisfaction and further tempt more people to use the buses, thus creating a non-vicious circle. It got me thinking along the lines of this when I was on an early morning 350 bus to Hull and at about 8:05 as we got to the five ways roundabout on Booth ferry Road, because of the sheer amount of cars queued up, it took almost 15 minutes to reach Anlaby Road, and it was lucky there was a bus lane on parts of Anlaby Road, or else I suspect there would have been significant further delays to getting into the city centre. This happens quite a lot during the week, but more recently when I made a remark about it, an elderly person sat in front of me turned round and said "You can blame the Tories in the 80s for selling off our buses, after that, many people wouldn't touch a bus with a barge pole!" I know in Germany, they are praised for having attractive enough public transport to tempt people out of their cars, and when I've done random observations when I've got a few minutes to spare on different days on Google Maps of a few towns and cities of the congestion state of the roads, there are very few, if any roads highlighted in red, and ones that are, the congestion is usually due to roadworks or an accident only. Or I'm I looking at things in the wrong perspective assuming bus deregulation is largely to blame for our congestion issues?