I think many of us can relate to this story. A distraught mother carried her teenage son's ashes into a courtroom to prove he was dead - almost two years to the day he died. Skip related content Julie Strange took the dramatic action after the DVLA repeatedly sent letters to her dead son Paul alleging he had failed to inform them about the sale of a mystery vehicle. She was even contacted by bailiffs wanting to seize the vehicle. http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20081016/tuk-mother-takes-son-s-ashes-to-court-45dbed5.html Dear Mrs ----- can you please inform us to the reason you never made your hospital appointment regarding your latest stroke. Probably because she never left hospital alive you stupid -----!!!! Three years ago!! One would think in this modern age of the computer when plod can click in your details and pull you over for none payment of car insurance and road tax the medical people could do the same regarding knowing who is deceased and who is recieving medical treatment.!!