Emergency services are pleading with car drivers to keep an eye out for their two-wheeled counterparts, saying 221 motorcyclists have died on NSW roads since 2014.

Motorcycles and scooters have surged in popularity with almost 250,000 vehicles now registered across NSW.

Thirty-two motorcyclists have died on the state's roads this year, including 23-year-old Jack Kinloch who hit and killed a pedestrian in Wollongong last week, and a 45-year-old learner who lost control on in Tumbi Umbi last month.

"These figures are alarming to paramedics who attend such incidents all too frequently and know the trauma it causes," Senior Assistant Commissioner David Dutton told reporters in Sydney on Monday, adding that appropriate clothing and footwear can maximise a motorcyclist's chance of survival.

"For all first responders, and indeed members of the community ... motorcycle accidents are among the most horrific incidents they will attend."

Almost 27,000 motorcycle offences have been issued in 18 months, according to NSW Police.

"It is those motorcyclists who choose to take risks in speeding, drink or drug driving, not wearing a proper helmet and riding fatigued or distracted, that is costing lives," Assistant Commissioner Michael Corboy said.

"I would imagine there's nothing worse for a motor vehicle driver being in a position where they kill a motorcylist for doing something silly, so we really need to take more care."

Motorcyclists are being urged to order a 'CRASH Card' - a small card placed in the lining of the helmet to relay personal information to emergency personnel, particularly if the rider's unconscious or unable to communicate.

AAP

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