There has been much talk recently about how late bars should be allowed to stay open in Erie County. Currently, Erie County requires bars and restaurants to stop serving alcohol at 4 a.m. Bars are not required to stay open that late, and have the ability to close earlier if they choose. Last week, the Erie County Clerk proposed limiting the bar closing time to 2 a.m. In his proposal, he claimed that doing so would help reduce the number of alcohol-related traffic accidents and fatalities. However, none of the data I found supports that contention.