Kathmandu, September 11 Traffic police have opted to reach out to tens of thousands of road users, including motorists, bikers and pedestrians, through audio and video songs penned by DIG Jaya Bahadur Chand and sung by popular singers to raise awareness about road safety. Inspector General of Police Upendra Kant Aryal released a music album entitled ‘Seto Topi’ (white cap) amid a special function organised at Nepal Police Club, Bhrikutimandap, today. The album has a collection of nine songs, which include the title song Batuwa (pedestrian), Madira (liquor), Lane Anusasan (lane discipline), Zebra Cross, Vidhyarthi Rap (student’s rap), Sawari Dhani (vehicle owner), Sawari Chalak (driver) and Deuda. The songs are composed by Basant Sapkota and sung by Rajesh Payal Rai, Anju Panta, Indira Joshi, Milan Amatya, Krishna Kafle, Shreyashi Chemjong and Ram Chandra Kafle. Music videos of the songs were also screened on the occasion. Addressing the function, IGP Aryal expressed confidence that the audio and video music would strengthen the traffic police’s efforts to raise road safety awareness among road users at a time when nearly 70 per cent of road accidents reportedly occur due to human error. “I hope the awareness songs will contribute to reducing road accidents,” he said, appealing to all to cooperate with the traffic police. Metropolitan Traffic Police Division in-charge DIG Chand, lyricist of the awareness songs, said the release of the songs were part of various awareness programmes conducted by the MTPD from time to time taking into account increased road accidents. “On an average, seven persons are killed in road accidents in Nepal everyday. Therefore, we decided to come up with awareness songs to reach out to the mass and help reduce the loss of lives and properties in road accidents,” DIG Chand explained. Prof Krishna Hari Baral, a senior lyricist, said the songs were purposeful and termed it a humanitarian work of DIG Chand to save lives and property.