Santa Maria is one of the fastest-growing communities on the Central Coast. With that growth comes growing pains. One of those pains is more people on the streets. Police say they have seen a 30 percent spike in the number of car crashes since the beginning of the year. According to the numbers, most accidents are happening on busier streets like Betteravia, Broadway, Main Street, and Donovan. Officials say commuters can expect to see an increase in traffic patrols.