In 2015, a biker from NSW’s east coast was killed when his bike was hit by a train, which killed him instantly.
The cause of the accident remains unknown.
Bike helmet laws are already controversial in the country, but the state has been slow to act on the issue.
In 2015 alone, the NSW Police launched a series of crackdowns on helmet wearing in a bid to reduce the number of head injuries, but has so far been met with little opposition.
The NSW Government has also taken a keen interest in how the media portrays bikies, with one of its spokesmen telling News Corp Australia: “We know how people interpret this issue.
They say bikiedom is all about partying, drugs and guns.
While the focus on bikying is understandable, many bikers have found the attention it has received to be disgusting.
A petition launched in February 2015 by former NSW Premier Mike Baird, who was later re-elected, has been signed by more than 100,000 people in support of helmet wearing.
Bike riders are just like any other recreational sport, so how can you say that you’re different from the rest of us?
“We’re all human beings and we’re all just as capable of making mistakes, just like everyone else.
We’re just going to keep riding and we’ve got to live with that.
That’s what we’re doing.”