Think back to your motorcycle safety class or the day you took your license exam. Remember the swerve drills they had you do? If you’ve ever wondered what the importance of that drill is all about, watch the video below.

As we can see, the rider of this cruiser is humming along, with a passenger riding pillion, when the unexpected happens. Whether through instinct, skill, luck, or some combination of the three, both rider and passenger (who, granted, aren’t wearing much gear besides a helmet and gloves) come through, unscathed, from what could have definitely been a fatal accident.