The objective of this research is the presentation of the national official use of accident data in the EU countries as well as the possibilities for pan-European comparison. The national reports of the official road accident statistics were analysed and compared. The comparison revealed that EU-level road accident analysis is limited by the data collected and the restrictions of the collection system used in each EU country. The road accident data collection – elaboration process is a national matter reflecting sometimes the way road safety is treated in each member state. The above processes present significant differences among the twelve EU countries and therefore convergence perspectives face important difficulties. This analysis identified the frequency of use of the various accident data categories in the various national publications, which is an interesting result showing which information can be compared at European Union level.