Increased traffic around Aylesbury over the last couple of weeks is down to an annual cycle and not new home to school bus charges, a transport chief has said.
Controversial new charges mean pupils who do not attend their nearest eligible school have to pay a £76 fee for a bus service.
It has been suggested this has led to more parents driving their children to school daily, but Anne James, Transport for Bucks network resilience manager, does not think that is the case.
She said: “We are not seeing anything specific around that.
“We are not seeing anything abnormal this year over previous years. It has not been worse than last year.”
Ms James said September is always the worst month for traffic, with many young children starting at a new school not using bus services.
She said: “Because it’s their first term parents are taking more care and driving them to school.
“As you move through the year parents get more confident, children travel on their own and it drops off. And then it shoots back up again in September.
“It’s just an annual thing that we are always going to get.”
Roadworks in the Fairford Leys area are also believed to have caused congestion problems around Aylesbury this week.