The objective of this research is the analysis of basic road safety parameters in the 28 EU countries, by the use of the EU CARE database with disaggregate data on road accidents, as well as of other international data sources (IRF, Eurostat, etc.). Time-series data on road accidents from these European countries over a period of 10 years (2005-2014) were correlated with basic safety parameters, such as type of the road, transport mode, season of the year, as well as with person related characteristics, like age, gender and road user type. The results of the analysis allow for an overall assessment of the road safety level in Europe in comparison to other modes of transport, thus providing useful support to decision makers working for the improvement of safety in the European road network.