Wagga council has defended the safety of its newly erected community event signs amid plans to place restrictions on roadside memorials.
The council is currently calling for feedback on the new set of strict rules in the hopes of boosting road safety.
Under the draft policy, memorials must not be placed on roads carrying an average of more than 100 vehicles a day, on sharp bends or trees.
Any tributes will need to be built with materials that will not cause injury if struck by a car, must comply with size restrictions and be placed outside the road's clear-zone.
About a fortnight before this policy was released to the public, the council erected eight community events signs throughout the city. It has since been called out for contradicting the rules forced upon roadside memorials.
The signs, which are larger than the proposed size restrictions for future tributes, were placed at various locations, including major arterial roads, roundabouts and traffic lights, displaying event promotion for non-for-profit or commercial groups in the area.
A council spokesperson said the community events structures were designed to reduce "roadside clutter" while allowing groups to promote their event in strategic locations.
They said the safety of road users was considered during the design and installation of the signs.
"Locations of the community event frames have been carefully selected to consider audience exposure, and at the same time located at points as far from traffic as possible," they said.
"They are installed at locations with lower speed environment, 50 to 60 kilometres per hour.
"The frames are designed and installed to be frangible if impacted by a vehicle, thus minimising the risk of injury."
Wagga councillor Rod Kendall said he believes that the two scenarios are incomparable.
"The community event signage has been pre-selected in a location away from the road and in an area where we generally believe is safe," he said.
"Some have been put up at traffic lights where cars tend to stop and have the opportunity to glance around ... or they are near an area where a lot of people go walking.
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"The issue with roadside memorials is we don't know where a tragedy is going to happen. We aren't going to have that selection process."
However, Cr Kendall said the proposed policy was lacking a "grace period" for mourning families.
"We as council need to be mindful of how we deal with that initial grieving period and I don't think the document out for exhibition covers that adequately," he said.
Council has invited the community to lodge submissions until November 26.