Over the period 2010-2020, the European Union achieved a 37% decrease of road fatalities thanks to various road safety actions, along with COVID-19 confinement policies. However, the EU target for halving road fatalities by 2020, compared to the 2010 level was not met. The objective of this research is to explore the different ranking of EU countries in terms of road safety performance by examining different road crash types (i.e. transport mode, type of area, etc.), in order to better highlight the road safety problems on which countries should emphasize. Road crash data derived from the EC CARE database and population data from Eurostat for 2019 were analysed at different disaggregation levels. The results of the analysis reveal hidden road safety problems, allowing authorities to devise more addressed national road safety strategies and take the appropriate measures per country.