Valley man on a mission to end hot car deaths

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Lou Molinari created a sticker that he hopes businesses and homeowners will place on their doors, reminding caregivers to double check their car. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) Lou Molinari created a sticker that he hopes businesses and homeowners will place on their doors, reminding caregivers to double check their car. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
The stickers are priced at just $2 and provide the awareness and reminders where other efforts fail. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) The stickers are priced at just $2 and provide the awareness and reminders where other efforts fail. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
"Putting a solution in a new car is great, but not everyone is going to buy a new car,"Molinari said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) "Putting a solution in a new car is great, but not everyone is going to buy a new car,"Molinari said. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -

It's only March and already we're seeing temperatures above 90 degrees, which means, if history is any indication, we'll start seeing cases of kids and pets being left in hot cars.

That's why one Valley man is on a mission to raise awareness and put an end to hot car deaths altogether.

Lou Molinari's concept is very simple. It's a sticker that he hopes businesses and homeowners will place on their doors, reminding caregivers to double check their car.

"With our lifestyle right now, we are constantly on the phone. We are constantly running between places, so we need reminders," he said.

The BabySav stickers are priced at just $2 and provide the awareness and reminders where other efforts fail. Efforts like legislation take time and even if that legislation is enacted, it is slow to gain traction.

"Putting a solution in a new car is great, but not everyone is going to buy a new car," Molinari said.

On average, 37 kids die in hot cars every year across the U.S.

[RELATED: 'Don't Leave Me Behind!' campaign warns of hot car dangers]

Already this year two kids have died in the U.S. and, like many tragedies, this doesn't discriminate.

"There was a lawyer, a fireman and a policeman who all lost their children last year because of this. So it happens to all demographics," Molinari said. "They say it's never going to happen to me because I'm a loving, caring parent and I'll never forget my child."

But they do and with temperatures creeping up, so does the danger. Even in 80-degree weather, in 30 minutes, a child or pet could die.

If you are interested in purchasing a BabySav sticker for your home or business, they're just $2, including tax and shipping.

The company also partners with schools to sell these as fundraisers. For more information, head to babysav.com

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