Have to do traffic school

Just print/snapshot everything, and check the court’s system to make sure they submit it/the court processes it.
My experience with cheap school is there’s a lot of up-selling fees to process or guarantee timely submission to the court.

CA forces everyone to teach the same curriculum.
It seems to be an entry business for web publishing. There are a few hundred schools.
I looked up my case. I'm pretty sure I'm fine but I didn't see it in the mail yet. 1/25 was the day that I filed the request for reduction with a guilty/no contest. 2/15 was the day that I paid the fine and traffic school processing fee. Not sure what else is here, but the no contest letter specifically notes that if I request traffic school and it's approved, I have 60 days from the day I request traffic school to complete. Not sure what the "date extension" means. I should probably just check this in a few days to see if the traffic school completion certificate is received. But the traffic school wants to charge $7 as an add on for verification that they've received it.

Events and Hearings​

  • 10/11/2022 Citation​
  • 10/11/2022 Traffic Citation Image​
  • 10/11/2022 Notice of Bail Sent​
  • 01/25/2023 Appear By Date Extension​
  • 01/25/2023 Advisement and Acknowledgment of Rights; Entry of Guilty or​
  • 01/25/2023 Referred Letter​
  • 01/26/2023 Decision on Referred Letter​
  • 01/26/2023 Traffic School Requested​
  • 01/26/2023 Fines & Fees Due Extension (No fee)​
  • 01/26/2023 Correspondence Sent to Defendant​
  • 01/26/2023 Notice of Decision - Fine Reduction with Traffic School​
  • 02/16/2023 Traffic School Due Date Extension - Special​
Everything is done now. Not sure what all these "extensions" were.
  • 02/16/2023 Traffic School Due Date Extension - Special​
  • 02/28/2023 Traffic School completion submitted​
I got curious about how much this traffic school "administrative fee" is for each county in my area. San Mateo County seems to be high, and I'm wondering if they're just getting a lot of people going to San Francisco International Airport. This may just be another revenue stream given that there's not a single rate. I remember back with parking fix it tickets, I had one that was reduced to $10 while another was reduced to $30.

For the "administrative fee" I found:

San Mateo: $82
San Francisco: $52
Contra Costa: $67
Marin: $52

Couldn't find it for Alameda County, Napa County, Santa Clara County, Solano County, or Sonoma County. I guess they only show it once someone actually requests it.