WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The 4th International Conference on Traffic & Transport Psychology will be held Aug. 31-Sept. 4 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C.

This ICTTP conference is organized by Traffic & Transport's Division 13 of the International Association of Applied Psychology, with planning assistance from Elsevier. The event provides a forum for psychologists and other social scientists to present and discuss the latest research in traffic psychology.

ICTTP meets every four years and 2008 marks the first time delegates will gather in the United States.

The particular theme emphasized for ICTTP 2008 is "Opportunities and New Challenges for Traffic and Transport Psychology."

Topics will include:

-- driver training and licensing

-- driver impairment

-- effects of fatigue

-- characteristics of the aging driver

-- perceptual and cognitive disabilities

-- road user attitudes and behavior

-- road user needs across the lifespan

-- enforcement and behavior change

-- driver support systems

-- the psychology of mobility and transport mode choice.

For more information, visit www.icttp.com.