My daughter was given this scooter as a present from one of our neighbors as they were moving away. She has used it every single day that she possibly could and has for years. I am lucky that although kids can be extremely tough on things that this scooter must be made with the best material ever or something because almost five years later and this scooter has yet to break. She has left it out in the rain and snow, let tons of friends borrow it and use it. When she first started out she use to go so slow and there was no need to worry. Now that she is eight and a total daredevil. She zips up and down the street as fast as she can. I have yet to have any crashes or blowouts. I have never really had to worry about my daughter or her friends getting hurt because they are riding on this toy. I am so happy with this purchase, out of almost all of her other ride on toys this is by far the best one yet.