Drivers are facing changes to the Highway Code from next month.

The updated rules will come into effect from January 29, 2022, and it'll impact motorists across the country.

These changes will see the introduction of a "hierarchy of road users".

Now the AA President has backed the new rules, adding the Highway Code "needed to reflect" modern roads.

Edmund King urged motorists to "read and understand" the new rules before next month to avoid being caught out.

It will see pedestrians, cyclists and vulnerable road users given priority over vehicles.

Introducing the rule was supported in the Department for Transport's review with 79% backing the changes.

Edmund said: "The changes to the Highway Code are a reminder that all road users have a responsibility to look after one another.

"In particular the most vulnerable ones: pedestrians, cyclists, other two-wheeled transport and horse riders.

"The encouragement of more 'active travel' and a boom in deliveries by people on bicycles has transformed road use to some extent.

"The Highway Code needed to be updated to reflect that."

It will introduce new rules on giving away and turning into junctions.

Drivers will not be able to cut across cyclists the same as they would not cut across other cars.

Traffic should also give way to pedestrians waiting to cross the road at junctions before turning in.

Respondents to the DfT said there was a risk pedestrians would assume it was safe to cross and not check it was actually safe.

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Meanwhile others felt the new rules could lead to "an increase in collision" and possibly lead to "conflict between road users".

New rules will also see cyclists get priority at roundabouts and will see pedestrians allowed to cross if drivers are stuck in traffic.

But the changes will add honking a horn and revving an engine to encourage road users to cross the road.

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