Using the EATAL with the RideSafer
What the Energy Absorbing Tether Anchor Loop (aka EATAL) is and how to use it
This video showing EATA Loop installation in a passenger car was intended for demonstration purposes only since we did not have access to a bus or RV at the time.
The Energy Absorbing Tether Anchor Loop (EATAL) is intended to create an anchor point for the RideSafer Travel Vest Tether Strap in situations where one is not provided by the vehicle manufacturer. It is currently only authorized by the manufacturer for use in Federal Highway Authority (FHWA) class 4 vehicles (school busses), class 5 vehicles (2 axles-6 wheel (dual tires)) and larger vehicles.
Some consumers, facing unusual circumstances, have chosen to use the EATA Loop in other smaller vehicles. While doing so may not be inherently dangerous or create an unsafe situation, it would be considered an un-intended and non-recommended use by the RideSafer manufacturer and is not encouraged. Adding something to the vehicle that has not been tested may impact other safety systems like the airbag system or negatively impact the performance of the original equipment.