You should consider going to traffic court on the scheduled date with a copy of the registration and insurance card for your car; explain to the court that you were not the owner of the vehicle you were driving when you got the ticket, having only borrowed it - was not aware that there was no insurance on that vehicl and show proof of your own insurance (which would have covered you even if involved in an accident with the other car). There is a good chance, although not a guarantee, the judge will dismiss the ticket.
You should be able to; however, It depends on your insurance policy if it covers "replacement" vehicles. I would talk to a local attorney who handles tickets, to see if the fact that you had insurance on that day is enough to get your ticket dismissed.
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In Alabama, the liability coverage follows the vehicle insured, while UM coverage follows the insured individuals. The ticket is valid, but you may be able to get the municipal judge to understand if you go up and explain the situation. If you do that, I would advise you bring an attorney with you and be ready to show proof of insurance.
If you have your own car liability insurance, that protects you. Report any accident to your carrier immediately.
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