One day I made it home just before rush hour and was able to coast to 90% of the lights I hit on my 35km commute home. I only put my foot down twice and there still was quite the traffic. All about slow riding skills, looking far ahead of what's happening so I can adjust my speed before having to use much brake.
When driving car I hate my low seating position cuz I lose the vision above car roofs and can't see much further than 3 cars ahead of me. I'd need a SUV or F250 style to feel as safe in a cage than I do on the bike.