An important work effort has been dedicated over the last decades on the development of international road accident data files in Europe. Today, there exist at least eight international data files at European level offering various series of road accident data.  The objectives and scopes of these data files differ among the various data providers making them to function in complementarity in most of the cases. However, the objectives of the international road accident data analysis are far from being reached. A number of actions, such as data harmonisation and better quality control, provision of integrated output services and use of more performant systems are required in order to face the structural problems which prevent international road accident statistics providers to cope satisfactorily with the demand for international road accident data.